Recently there has been a lot of posts on how thieves break into cars to steal items left unattended in parked cars. There have also been numerous posts on how handbags left on the front passenger seat is targeted even whilst the car is being driven. There are also instances where they fake an accident just to get the drivers to stop and then rob them. Most of these have been incidents in Malaysia.
Due to cameras installed in cars, we can see for ourselves how desperate some of these robbers are. Many of these are uploaded on you-tube and on FB as well to warn us.
Tho' Malaysia is a Causeway away from where I live, I fear the possibility of these people coming across and committing those crimes here. As a result, I have become more conscious of the safety of my personal belongings. I no longer put my handbag on the front passenger seat next to me whilst I am driving. Instead I have it wedged between myself and the car door. Not the most comfortable place to have it, but better than be the subject of these robbers, I thought.
I remind the children not to leave any of their "valuables" in full view in a parked car. You can't go wrong being careful with your belongings.
The other day, my other half left his iPad in the car. I chided him for it, as I was concerned that there was the possibility of the car being broken into and it being stolen. You never know how desperate thieves can get, and yes, I am that paranoid.
But his retort to me was: That's an iPad 1. Even if the car is broken into, they would probably NOT want that OLD iPad!!