SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – People in the United States have come up with an interesting recipe for breaking the glass of cars and stealing valuables. Instead of locking the car doors in the parking lot, they now leave them open and also leave the rear trunk doors of such UV-like cars open.
This sends a message to the burglars that there is nothing in the car to be valued. Otherwise, the thieves break the windows of the closed vehicles and peek inside and sometimes even if nothing is found, the glass is definitely damaged.
Residents of San Francisco, Auckland and the Bay Area open their doors when they park to avoid this problem. In addition, they carry away valuables inside. Such open vehicles mean sending a message to thieves that there is nothing inside and getting into the car would be useless. However, some have termed it as public helplessness that people have been forced to take this important step to prevent the precious glass on their car doors from breaking.
However, police have warned the public not to do so. A police officer said he had never seen such a strange move in his 40-year career to save car windows. According to police, thieves may also consider it an invitation.
According to the police, the thieves could steal the tires, batteries and the sound system inside. However, the incidence of glass theft in San Francisco and adjoining areas has increased by 32% over the previous year. In addition, the incidence of auto theft has also increased.