A Hole Under Passenger Side Car Door Lock

Wednesday, I approached my truck from the passenger side to place my computer bag in the front passenger seat.

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

My first thought was, “someone has shot my truck!”

subtle car break in

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 w/missing check numbers, your credit card agencies, police, and insurance companies, etc.

reader submitted
Colleen from California

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14 Responses

  1. chloe says:

    it relly scary not

  2. urban legend review says:

    my rating today is 1 its not scary we need scary stories on this website

  3. Shangre says:

    Boring …….

  4. VampGirl says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzz……huh what was I asleep…………zzzzzzzzzzz

  5. latergyta says:

    uuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhh……..what?

  6. Enigma says:

    You guys are so dumb. This is actually horrific ! Like these people can get a hold of your personal stuff and rob you. It’s a nightmare >__<

  7. Chezza says:

    Same applies to garage sales. Prospective thieves attend under the guise of checking out what you have for sale. However, what they’re really doing is sussing out what you own of value in the hope of returning and robbing you. They’ll ask you if they can use the bathroom, and while walking through the house they check out what you own and what they want. Some advice if having a garage sale, pull the blinds on your house and don’t let anyone in ;)

  8. Jldaniel says:

    Man that’s handy info to know…

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