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Hole Under Door Lock

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Please read and tell as many others about it as possible..........How Scary!!!

Wednesday, I approached my truck from the passenger side to place my computer bag (aka my man purse) in the front passenger seat.

As I reached to open the door I noticed there was a hole right under my door handle.

My first thought was, "Someone has shot my truck!"

I began to think about it and inspect it a little closer and the "light" slowly began to come on.

I phoned my friend who owns a body shop and asked if he had any vehicles with damage to the doors that looked like a bullet hole.

"Yes, I see it all the time. Thieves have a punch and place it right under the door handle, knock a hole through, reach in and unlock it, just as if they have a key. No alarms, broken glass, or anything."

I then placed a call to my insurance agent and explained it to him. I was puzzled that they left my GPS and all other belongings.

Here is where it gets scary!

"Oh no," he said, "they want the break-in to be so subtle that you don't even realize it. They look at your GPS to see where "home" is. Or check your address from Insurance and Registration in your glove box. Now, they know what you drive, go to your home, and if your vehicle isn't there they assume you aren't and break into your home."

He said they will even leave a purse or wallet and only take one or two credit cards. By the time you realize there has been a theft, they may have already had a couple of days or more to use them.

(I didn't realize my situation for two full days!)

They even give you the courtesy of re-locking your doors for you.

Periodically, walk around your car, especially after you park in a shopping center or other large parking area.

Report thefts immediately.......your bank with missing check numbers, your credit card agencies, police, and insurance companies, etc.

We all have to be more aware...........but I hope this NEVER happens to you.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSDAISY23 1/5/2013 9:33PM

    Thank you for sharing! That is scary!

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GRAMMIE1959 1/5/2013 6:30PM


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    Seeing similar posts going around Facebook made me check the hoax sites.... never know what those thieves will come up with next! Scary stuff out there

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NCEVELYN 1/4/2013 2:26PM

    Thanks for this info. I will pass it along to my friends.

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FLAME42 1/4/2013 11:16AM

    Scary info...If the thieves of the world would put their intelligence to good instead of evil this world could be wonderful.

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PATTISTAMPS 1/4/2013 10:54AM

    Wow! that is scary! I will watch for that.

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123ELAINE456 1/3/2013 11:38PM

  This is very Scary to Everyone. Thank You for Sharing it with us. This needs to be put on all News Outlets, Radio, Internet and Television to Alert and Warn People of this. We need to protect Ourselves from things like this. God Bless You and Have a Terrific Day. Take Care.

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/3/2013 10:10PM

    That is very scary! Stay safe, Patti! emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 1/3/2013 10:06PM

    Thank you for the information. Amazing what people will do. Very scary

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1CRAZYDOG 1/3/2013 10:03PM

    I've seen this before. Scary! Thanks for the information for sure.

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PMFISH 1/3/2013 6:56PM

    That is a new one on me. Thanks for sharing, will pass this one on.

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MISSM66 1/3/2013 6:39PM

    This happen to me long time ago,I has $800 dollars cash in the glove compartment because I was going to the bank but stop before to do some to visit one of my patient that was gone, luckily I did not have my Credit cards in there or my purse, and it was in the middle day time,this kind of thing is very scary,I am sorry to hear that, emoticon

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LJOYCE55 1/3/2013 5:58PM

  Whoa - really scary and slick thieves. Thank you for sharing.

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