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    Attempted Vehicle Entry

    Just a public service announcement, more than anything...

    On Sunday August 6th, 2017 at 1:26 am, one of my outdoor cameras detected this individual attempting to gain entry into my truck . Thankfully my vehicle doors were locked and I don't keep anything valuable in the truck that would have tempted him to break glass.

    First video: Arrival of suspect and passenger door check.
    https://youtu.be/_M6-Xj4TGP0

    Second video: Driver's door check and departure
    https://youtu.be/SoCV552t6_Q

    I called Hamilton Co Sheriff around 6am that morning and filed a report. I also handed over video to the officer.

    Stay safe everyone!
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    Locked doors.

    How much light did you have on the scene?



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    I had two outdoor flood fixtures, each of which houses 2 120W halogen bulbs. Plus I illuminate the area with IR for the camera. It was well lit...I'm surprised that he chose to come onto my property. I'm guessing he was hoping for a quick grab-and-go, since the vehicle is relatively close to the sidewalk/street.

    I think he got spooked when he detected the car coming westbound on the street. As he saw the oncoming car, he left without checking the rear driver's door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammerd13 ***Phone Number Hidden*** (See Rules for more info)14ba489f&p=7193954#post7193954" rel="nofollow">View Post
    I had two outdoor flood fixtures, each of which houses 2 120W halogen bulbs. Plus I illuminate the area with IR for the camera. It was well lit...I'm surprised that he chose to come onto my property. I'm guessing he was hoping for a quick grab-and-go, since the vehicle is relatively close to the sidewalk/street.

    I think he got spooked when he detected the car coming westbound on the street. As he saw the oncoming car, he left without checking the rear driver's door.
    Interesting that he'd so brazenly test your car when it's well lit. Maybe people like that figure you won't wake when they enter the vehicle as easily as you would if they tried the house?



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    Approximately where in Hamilton County? Any discussions with neighbors?

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    Dude's wearing a zip-up, gloves, and a hat. Obviously planned to get something from someone. Have you spoken with your neighbors about this yet?

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    This definitely wasn't his first rodeo. He was prepped to take something, as you point out Anima mundi, and skillfully kept his face obscured with the ballcap.

    Not many folks live around us, but I am in the process of contacting people in the vicinity. We live near the Hamilton Town Center mall, which has been good for property values, but bad as it relates to increased car/foot traffic.

    I strongly dislike thieves. Hope he never comes back.
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    Smile Good post hamm---BUT???

    "I don't keep anything valuable in the truck that would have tempted him to break glass."

    ^^^Here is the "Problem"--To lock, or to NOT lock??

    As a retired Auto Tech, I have seen more glass broke, lock cyls. pried out of doors/trunk, and in general, MAJOR damage done to vehicles from Thugs looking for something to steal. Usually the thieves got no more than console change, old gas cans, etc.

    Both of my Sons had glass broken, only to steal a $20.00 radio out of the dash??
    This caused me $$$ on parts for new glass, dash repair, etc.
    Also dash repairs due to LOCKED dash glove box.

    For ME...When my kids were driving $500.00 cars, with $500.00 deductible insurance, with NOTHING of value inside to steal, I would advise them to NOT lock the doors/glove box..

    As always--Each to his own...Bill.

    PS: HA HA HA...All 4 of my Kids NOW drive better cars=College done+GREAT jobs obtained...
    Last edited by billybob44; 08-12-2017 at 05:53. Reason: added PS
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    I have had a couple incidents. First one my wife didn't close the garage and my unlocked Chevy Blazer was in it that night
    , second time was my Ford Taurus in the drive both unlocked at the time I know my fault.
    So how many times do the thieves try my locked cars?
    I have found blue and purple nitrile glove pieces ripped on my door handle area a few times.

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    LOCKed for me. While I keep visible items out of view and have an aftermarket locking center console I still have too much stuff (hidden) that I don't want someone taking or rummaging through. Another benefit/deterrent is most locked cars also have alarms. Had a window broken out while overnight at my mechanic's, annoying but only lost a trailer ball.

    Theives Suck!


    Quote Originally Posted by STEEL CORE ***Phone Number Hidden*** (See Rules for more info)14ba489f&p=7195751#post7195751" rel="nofollow">View Post
    So how many times do the thieves try my locked cars?
    I have found blue and purple nitrile glove pieces ripped on my door handle area a few times.
    Street parking I have seen hoodlums walking down the street checking handles for unlocked doors. If locked they just keep on going for an easier target. Having witnessed this a few times reinforces my decision to lock. To each his own.


       

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