Two brand new Honda Accord were stolen on the same night, on the same street, from two houses fronting each other.
Within 30 ft away from each other.
You would never have thought that these two cars, bought just a couple of months apart, would be lost on the same night, minutes apart, I presume. Mind you, cars were packed to the beam in the porch of both houses, and the thieves - I presume there are at least two - managed to maneuver both cars out with only minor scratches on the cars left behind.
And without waking up occupants of both houses. They only realized that they were left poorer at 7 am, when they were ready to leave for work.
How the thieves opened up the remote controlled gate is anyone's guess.
Both houses are only 2 doors apart from mine. Luckily I think I have nothing of interest to the thieves, but we are taking precautions nonetheless. My 15-year old Ford was parked on the street, and would be an easier target and yet they were not interested in it, I guess. I wonder why. ;-) Half of my heart was saying please take it and spare me of my agony whenever it breaks down, but I am sure Arif and Akmal would not want that to happen.
But I do wonder, even with the proliferation of security agents manning the entrance of our housing area and everywhere else, these sort of things seems to be on the rise. Why am I paying lots of money monthly to have 24-hour security, when thefts are done blatantly?
Nothing is safe anywhere anymore.