Once again a brazen thief has smashed a car window in broad daylight to gain access to the interior of the vehicle.
On the afternoon of May 11, a Hoschton woman and her daughter were visiting the playground at . The woman's car, according to the Gwinnett County Police report, was parked less than 50 yards away.
When the woman and her daughter returned to their vehicle at around 5:30 p.m., the woman noticed the rear driver’s side window of the car had been smashed. The woman’s wallet -- which contained her credit cards, debit cards, driver’s license and her daughter’s Social Security card -- had been taken.
The woman said she had not noticed any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area. A man who had parked near the victim’s vehicle told police a tan or orange minivan had briefly parked next to the victim’s vehicle. The man was unable to provide a description of the occupants.
Several similar incidents have been reported in Dacula over the past several months. Car , and .
AOL autos offers the following car break-in prevention tips from AOL autos:
- Lock your doors.
- Keep personal belongings out of sight.
- Stow power cords, adapters and other items that might tip thieves off to the presence of concealed GPS units, iPods and other devices.
- Secure your personal belongings before, not after, you park. .
- Completely close windows and sunroofs.
- Get an alarm.
- Stick with your original audio equipment. After market stereos are often an attractive target for thieves.
- Park in a busy, well-lit area.
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