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Old 10-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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Big mistake

Today we dropped off the coach at Winnebago in Forest City for service. They scheduled 3 days for the job so we decided to travel the 2+hours to St Paul and visit the State Capitol. After that one we have around 17 more to complete seeing them all. After visiting their beautiful building we spotted a quite impressive Cathedral that was hard not to visit. My DW decided she did not want to carry her purse in side so it was left on the toads floor. BIG MISTAKE!!!!. 10 minutes later we returned to a car with a shattered window and many , many phone calls to cancel things. Things that were already being used at the local Target store while the calls were being made.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
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I'm so sorry that happened to you. Thankfully, you weren't hurt by the criminals. I hope that you recover quickly and that you won't lose anything else. Do you have someone keeping an eye on your sticks and bricks home?
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I'm so sorry that happened to you. Thankfully, you weren't hurt by the criminals. I hope that you recover quickly and that you won't lose anything else. Do you have someone keeping an eye on your sticks and bricks home?


Especially on the "Do you have someone keeping an eye on your sticks and bricks home?" I've been seeing some posting on other forums recommending not leaving insurance and registration card when out of the vehicle. Cars being broken into, getting the info and then hitting the residence.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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Same thing happened to us at Sunset Beach in Hawaii. Someone tracks rented cars...lost two purses, camera lens and all credit cards. Then had tuff time boarding flight home w/o ID's...whatta hassle.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:53 PM   #5
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Just wondering, did the thieves notice you didn't carry a purse when you exited the car or could they look in the window and see the purse? Would you have been safe to store the purse in the trunk? How would you advise others to prevent this in the future?
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:04 PM   #6
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I was advised before we visited Pearl Harbor to stow large bags because they are not allowed at the Memorial. We think locking them in the car trunk is safe, but I was also advised it's not safe because thieves are watching with binoculars and they'll pry the trunk open as soon as you leave.
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Would need to be pretty sophisticated thugs to hit your house if any distance from the Twin Cities, but might be worth a call to your home town police dept ,family and neighbors and give them a heads up. Hope all works out okay.

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Especially on the "Do you have someone keeping an eye on your sticks and bricks home?" I've been seeing some posting on other forums recommending not leaving insurance and registration card when out of the vehicle. Cars being broken into, getting the info and then hitting the residence.
The remarks about leaving insurance and other papers with your information in the car made the local news here two nights ago. They recommended not to leave any information in the glove box or other areas of the car. Thieves are braking in, stealing the information and then stealing identities. It's not just all about credit card being stolen.
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Take a good look at your surroundings when parking your car. Do you notice any seemingly shady people who are just sitting in their car? Ever wonder what they are up to? I have noticed this from time to time. Sometimes when I enter the department store I will pause and look back at my car or motorhome just to see if any unsavory person is approaching it. They only need a minute, if that, to smash and grab and they watch you enter the store before striking.
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