Hole Under Door Lock

Discussion in 'Motoring' started by 0G1N, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. Came across this thought it might be something to be aware of

    Hole Under Door Lock..............

    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.f

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

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  2. Load of bollocks..another interweb scare story...see also "Note on back window of car in Supermarket"
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  3. It is a dit, I've done over four of my neighbours cars to see how difficult it is, trust me..it's a right bar steward.
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  4. Ok if its a gash dit then how do we close the thread don't want to spread doom and gloom if its bogus info

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