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to wonder why my car has been broken into 3 times in 2 months

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babybarrister Mon 20-Jan-14 11:57:41

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BrianTheMole Tue 21-Jan-14 23:06:56

Yes, one of my clients, who had a history of breaking into peoples cars, told me about the rings left on the windscreen. And warned me to be careful grin

Sallyingforth Tue 21-Jan-14 12:48:57

Cat We have been advised by police to make sure the 'sucky cup thing' doesn't leave a ring on the windscreen because the thieves look for that as a clue there might be something worth nicking in the car.

MiaowTheCat Tue 21-Jan-14 08:51:08

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EllaMenopy Tue 21-Jan-14 02:38:13

Did they take spare change?

I had my car broken into repeatedly over a few weeks- window smashed each time (which made me very cross as superexpensive bits of glass), belongings rifled through and strewn all over the streets. The first time they did get a bit of cash which had been sitting in the glovebox, nothing too vast but did include a few notes. So then they came back every couple of weeks to look for more, even when I left the car unlocked and notes on the dashboard telling them there was nothing valuable inside.

According to the police, it was probably some kids who lived on my street and had form for occasionally raiding cars for cash on their way to the nearby railway station heading into town.

comedycentral Mon 20-Jan-14 23:20:43

Maybe it's a new phenomenon- Car poltergeists!

FutTheShuckUp Mon 20-Jan-14 22:07:43

Was it on here someone posted about finding someone sitting up in the boot of their car? Did I dream this?

topknob Mon 20-Jan-14 22:02:12

a 10 year old Audi is easy to break into, not hard at all.

babybarrister Mon 20-Jan-14 21:53:26

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lastnightIwenttoManderley Mon 20-Jan-14 21:37:06

Agh! Phone fail. Try again...

First time might be accidental if was just unlocked but boot open. Our car has a stupid button to pop the boot. Annoyingly, if you accidentally push it it will open the boot and not tell you. Then when you come to lock it, it makes a noise as if locking realises the boots "open' and immediately unlocks.

Other two though, baffling! Maybe it's same as others mention but someone else is accidentally getting in your car and only realising when they rummage through all CDs and can't find their Prefab Sprout album?

lastnightIwenttoManderley Mon 20-Jan-14 21:29:36

First time might be accidental if was just unlocked but boot open. Our car has a stupid button

lastnightIwenttoManderley Mon 20-Jan-14 21:28:59

First time might be accidental if was just unlocked but boot open. Our car has a stupid button to pop the boot. Annoyingly, if you accidentally pusg

lastnightIwenttoManderley Mon 20-Jan-14 21:28:59

First time might be accidental if was just unlocked but boot open. Our car has a stupid button to pop the boot. An

MrsJK Mon 20-Jan-14 20:54:07

Intrigued shock

Longdistance Mon 20-Jan-14 20:50:23

Someone broke into my Astra a few years back, I thought, what the hell did they take? They took my VIN plate from my engine. Have a look under your bonnet, and see if it's still there.

EnianShelZman Mon 20-Jan-14 20:42:39

playing, not planting! stupid phone

EnianShelZman Mon 20-Jan-14 20:41:35

I mean new, not brew

EnianShelZman Mon 20-Jan-14 20:41:05

Babybbarrister, the exact same thing happen to me! Somebody was breaking into my car every month or so for 6 months. They'll move things, open glove compartment and spread paperwork over the seats. The cash and the brew sat nav were left untouched but once they took a sponge and returned it during the next break in. I thought my husband or kids were planting tricks, but after every break in the indicators that light up when the door is open strayed on for the rest of the morning, so there was obviously something going on with the car's electronics.

babybarrister Mon 20-Jan-14 19:41:45

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babybarrister Mon 20-Jan-14 19:37:30

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ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Mon 20-Jan-14 19:09:21

Someone using it as a cosy place to shag? grin

ShatnersBassoon Mon 20-Jan-14 19:02:05

Ooh, sounds like the start of a BBC spy drama. Are you involved in anything controversial at work? grin

babybarrister Mon 20-Jan-14 18:56:59

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LittleBearPad Mon 20-Jan-14 15:24:58

If nothing's been taken how do you know it isn't the lock not working properly.

HenriettaPie Mon 20-Jan-14 15:14:14

How do you know it's been broken into?

BrianTheMole Mon 20-Jan-14 15:02:26

frozen grin

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