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Old 04-08-2007, 09:18 PM   #1
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attempted break-in

i was just wondering of anyone on here has had there focus broken into? just trying to see what the cost is going might be, mine did not get messed up, it has a viper pager alarm but my wife's durango shows signs they tried to bust the lock cyclinder off and the plastic cover piece is torn like they tried to put the screw driver or something through it. called the police for extra patrols, not sure on that one, but its all they offered. and until tomorrow i won't have full coverage ins on the durango cause its paid off. thanks for listening and for any feed back.


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Had driver's side rear panel broken and they stole a briefcase.
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Leave a LARGE snake in the car...Real or fake...

Seriously, the only thing you can do is try to keep it in a well lit area and have a pager type alarm. The police won't be of much help ( but good to try ). Keep your eyes open as best as you can.
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attempted break-in

yea i figure the police won't be much help, but at least they know so maybe they can set a bait car or something and they will attempt that instead of mine. i have a pager alarm, it works very well and seems that's what they tried to see if i had one, but they tried to punch my wife's door lock cylinder, no $172.00 later new door handle and lock cylinder. thanks for the feedback.
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Nope. Texas are you parking on the street or in your driveway? That would really suck if it was in your driveway/home. If they pop you lock and mess up you door it could get costly to repiar. Hopefully it won't happen again.
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FYI, failed attempts at getting your car broken into are far more likely to be attempted again. Perhaps a battery kill switch is in order?
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My 02 got broken into once

However, the vandal took a large chunk of concrete and tossed it at the car. Two tries later (as evidenced by the dents in my quarter panel) they managed to bust the right rear quarter glass. $1k in paint, glass, and body work later, and she was good as new. Never the same again though. It happened about one month into ownership of that car. Up until I gave up on it due to the electrical system giving out, I still found chunks of glass (after several professional cleanings and massive vacuum jobs over the years).
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My car has been broken into twice, with windows broken both times.

First time was right in front of my house in the middle of the night. They broke the rear hatch window with a spark plug, and stole all my audio out of the trunk (2 12's in the box, 1200w amp). I have no idea how they got in out of that window, the box was huge!

Second time, the front driver's side window was bashed out... stole nothing...

If you don't have full coverage insurance, get an alarm... most of the alarm companies will cover the bill if you get anything taken from you.
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I would throw a coat around the seat and slap a baseball cap over the headrest to make the car look occupied.

Now would be a good time to get an entry level alarm system with a perimeter motion detector. It'll save you some bills if they do try to come back again.

Tip: I leave my webcam on pointed out the driveway to watch over my car. I just record the whole evening and only go back to watch it when necessary.
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