There have been a few of these on social media in the past several days and we make the following suggestions:
- If you need to leave a car outside, particularly on the street, don’t leave valuables in it; take them inside.
- If there’s no organised Neigbourhood Watch where you are, consider doing a regular constitutional stroll around your immediate block(s), perhaps with the dog. You’ll quickly get a feel for what’s normal and anything that doesn’t look right. Remember thieves need to carry their loot away in something; if it’s not a another car, it could be in a backpack and they could be on a bike.
- Get a picture with your cellphone of anything that doesn’t look right, and look for reports of a theft in the area at about that time.