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Grr... so, my car was broken into, presumably by an amateur. Last November, my right-front window was broken. Glass everywhere, but nothing was stolen. I had a car full of nice stuff, but none of it taken. It's parked in a locked, underground garage located in a pretty low-crime area. At the time, I chalked it up to an accident or possibly weakened, due to a past incident (person crashed into that side of the car, but the windows hadn't broken that time.)
This time, however, they took my Valentine One radar detector and my stereo's faceplate and remote. They attempted to get the stereo itself, but gave up. They had even popped the hood and removed the protective plastic cover over the positive battery terminal. (The cop found it under the car for some reason - perhaps it dropped through when they forcefully popped it off)
They broke the same window on the same day of the week. So, it's probably the same person. I'm going to post something in my building to see if anyone saw/heard anything, etc.
In the meantime, my insurance will probably cover the thefts (I hope) and will fix the glass. Needless to say, my security habits will definitely be changing. Assuming the stereo still functions, I should be able to get a new faceplate for less than the cost of the stereo itself through Pioneer's parts department.
So, can anyone offer any tips, tricks, etc? Any good car alarm systems? I figure if I save money by not having to buy a new stereo, I could probably put the cash towards an alarm. Or maybe I won't. It's a '99 Altima, so it's not a brand new car or anything. Grr... I'm very pissed.
Short version: any tips, etc for preventing auto property damage/theft? Alarm recommendations?
"Damn you and your Daily Doubles, you brigand!"
I don't believe it - I'm on my THIRD PS3, and my FIRST XBOX360. What the heck?