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Old 09-16-2009, 04:52 PM
 
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Default Vandalism in N Raleigh

Apparently a rash of car vandalisms going on in/around Leesville eg Harrington Grove - was at a ball game there recently and parents were discussing. FWIW - careful out there
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I was at Frankie's and my friend's car was broken into. Supposedly Frankie's and the Brier Creek Wal-mart are frequented by scummy car breaker-inners. We asked some Frankie's staff, and they said their cars had been broken into too...but the management won't install parking lot camera's b/c it is too expensive. If you get your car broken into at 4pm in the afternoon smthg is not right with that location!
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Find out what is being stolen! If I had to place a wager on the thefts I'd put my money on the fact that people are leaving stuff in plain view making their car an easy target. I chuckle and shake my head every time I walk past a car and see a cell phone sitting out or a GPS unit mounted to the windshield. Too many people suffer from complacency and think it won't happen to them and when it finally does they can't understand why. People need to remember a lock only keeps a honest man honest.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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It's happening everywhere.

They walk the parking lot and quickly look into the windows of the cars for GPS systems or anything valuable. If there is nothing that looks valuable, they move on.

If you have a GPS system in sight, even if your car is locked, it's easy pickin's for them.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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If there is nothing that looks valuable, they move on.

If you have a GPS system in sight, even if your car is locked, it's easy pickin's for them.
I have no GPS and don't keep things out in the car, but I still got broken into one night about 6 years ago when another rash of these was going on. At that time, I owned a Jeep Grand Cherokee, about 3 years old.

The IDIOTS tried to take the low end, factory installed AM/FM radio......couldn't get it out, so they took the owner's manual instead.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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If there is nothing that looks valuable, they move on.
No they don't; that was my point FYI. Vandalism, not theft.
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