I imagine there is not a Break Into Cars For Dummies but if there were the content of this article would be in it. The first line of the first chapter would probably be, "DO NOT DO IT!" or something close to it.

Thief is looking for unattended valuables left in a car



If you're in any neighborhood group or app you'll agree it seems crime has gone up over the last year. Or, is it possible more people are being caught and reported?


Maybe you have read something like this recently,

Cars are being stolen/broken into in the subdivision. It happened this weekend. Make sure you lock your vehicles and remove personal beginnings.


I’m seeing at least two reports via FB friends of cars being stolen straight from garages on Rockford’s Eastside.

A Rockford woman shared a story about her vehicle being broken into. She alleges they stole her insurance papers, a lunch bag, and some money. What she says the person or persons left behind in the car before their getaway is a headscratcher.

Car thief, car theft

LIFE TIP: Always check your pockets before getting out of a vehicle that is not yours, especially if you're breaking into it.

A piece of key evidence was left at the scene of the crime.

Kaitlynn Middleton via What’s Happening in Belvidere, IL? on Facebook
Kaitlynn Middleton via What’s Happening in Belvidere, IL? on Facebook

Yes, there you see it, folks, allegedly a set of car keys was left behind. I wonder if that information can be traced? Check out the comments here.

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My mom once told me that "people will steal anything that's not nailed down." Times certainly have changed since then. The thieves now have nail removers.

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