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My jeeps been burglarized!

Walk out to my car this afternoon to find my rear passenger window completely smashed. The glass was held together by the tint and laying on my back seat with glass spread throughout the vehicle.

They managed to steal my Valentine One radar detector which was in my glove box. Luckily I had a Console Vault installed in my car so my firearm remained untouched.

The vehicle has been dropped off to safelite and I will be picking it up in a couple days. I feel so violated knowing someone was digging around the inside of my baby.

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Old 05-03-2016, 11:47 PM
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Walk out to my car this afternoon to find my rear passenger window completely smashed. The glass was held together by the tint and laying on my back seat with glass spread throughout the vehicle.

They managed to steal my Valentine One radar detector which was in my glove box. Luckily I had a Console Vault installed in my car so my firearm remained untouched.

The vehicle has been dropped off to safelite and I will be picking it up in a couple days. I feel so violated knowing someone was digging around the inside of my baby.
I feel for you. Unfortunately there are some who want what they haven't got.

All we can do is minimise the temptation by removing clues of items within. If possible hide loose change, brackets for GPS, radar detector, etc.

An additional movement sensor can also be installed inside the Jeep and wired into the car security. Although this will not prevent a broken window. A sensor light overlooking the Jeep may be useful.

Also be careful, as they may return expecting you to replace the Valentine soon.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:08 AM
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Walk out to my car this afternoon to find my rear passenger window completely smashed. The glass was held together by the tint and laying on my back seat with glass spread throughout the vehicle.



They managed to steal my Valentine One radar detector which was in my glove box. Luckily I had a Console Vault installed in my car so my firearm remained untouched.



The vehicle has been dropped off to safelite and I will be picking it up in a couple days. I feel so violated knowing someone was digging around the inside of my baby.

I just googled console vault. I've been looking for a Tuffy type security insert. I'm glad I found this. Can you tell me how it mounts??


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Re: My jeeps been burglarized!

Hate to hear that. My parents 05 Tahoe had something similar happen but they broke all 3 windows on the passenger side. Basically vandalism.
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Re: My jeeps been burglarized!

Been fortunate, so far, no vehicle burglaries. Home was burglarized some years back. I can relate to your feeling violated by thieves. No full proof way to stop vehicle break-ins, just deterrents. As said, keep valuables, well, everything out of sight. Friends who've been vehicle burglary victims usually had an add-on accessory in plain view, such as portable GPS, radar detector, etc.

New target are smog devices. Here in the San Joaquin Valley, CA, thieves have stolen them from vehicles parked in busy shopping mall parking lots in broad daylight. They hit SUVs, because the added ground clearance makes smog devices easier to access and remove. Reportedly, the mesh material inside the smog device is valuable and easy to sell to shady recyclers. I believe underbody cladding may also protect smog devices from thieves, as well as, from off-road hazards.
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I wouldn't be surprised if you lived in NYC, I see cars on bricks or broken glass many times here, but in Texas where everyone carries I would be afraid to fart next to someones car, regardless takes big balls or lots of coke to break into someones car. Make sure satellite puts everything back together along with new panel clips.
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I make it a point to try and not leave anything out, but here's my breakdown of what I think happened:

I volunteer with my local FD and keep a small duffel bag full of gear behind my drivers seat. When I looked into the broken window, that bag was on top of the broken glass with nothing taken from it. My guess is they thought that would be a better score and were disappointed with the results. They then did a quick search and found my V1 located in my glove box (but did take the suction cup mounts on my windshield). They left my ray ban sunglasses sitting in the center cup holder. They also left all my work junk in the trunk.

The jeep was parked in my gated community garage.
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I just googled console vault. I've been looking for a Tuffy type security insert. I'm glad I found this. Can you tell me how it mounts??


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It takes all of 10 minutes to install (maybe less). It uses self threading screws that secure it inside your center console. Minimal damage done to the vehicle and not even noticeable. you can google install videos and they might have some on their site as well
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New target are smog devices. Here in the San Joaquin Valley, CA, thieves have stolen them from vehicles parked in busy shopping mall parking lots in broad daylight. They hit SUVs, because the added ground clearance makes smog devices easier to access and remove. Reportedly, the mesh material inside the smog device is valuable and easy to sell to shady recyclers. I believe underbody cladding may also protect smog devices from thieves, as well as, from off-road hazards.
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I wouldn't be surprised if you lived in NYC, I see cars on bricks or broken glass many times here, but in Texas where everyone carries I would be afraid to fart next to someones car, regardless takes big balls or lots of coke to break into someones car. Make sure satellite puts everything back together along with new panel clips.
Some months before I moved back to California from Dallas, Texas, a 15-year-old thief paid the ultimate price for wheels he was trying to steal from a car parked in a resident's driveway after dark. (Between sunset and sunrise, it is legal to protect one's property using deadly force in Texas, a law with which I agree and wish we had here in CA.) Controversy arose not because the car owner killed the young thief, but because he unloaded two 15-round clips into the kid. A Grand Jury determined the car owner was well within the law and not guilty of any violations.
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Some months before I moved back to California from Dallas, Texas, a 15-year-old thief paid the ultimate price for wheels he was trying to steal from a car parked in a resident's driveway after dark. (Between sunset and sunrise, it is legal to protect one's property using deadly force in Texas, a law with which I agree and wish we had here in CA.) Controversy arose not because the car owner killed the young thief, but because he unloaded two 15-round clips into the kid. A Grand Jury determined the car owner was well within the law and not guilty of any violations.
That should be legal in every state and theft would go down a lot, I do agree that putting 30 rounds into the kid is a bit excessive
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That should be legal in every state and theft would go down a lot, I do agree that putting 30 rounds into the kid is a bit excessive
Plus, I wonder what caused more damage: the kid breaking in or all the bullets...

Having said that, when the perp doesn't live to sue...
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