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Darkhorse 04-09-2005 05:51 AM

Victim of Thievery
Hey guys, I need your opinions. Yesterday night, when I was leaving the gym, I noticed my passanger side window smashed in and my wallet stolen. Do you think I have anything to worry about? It had my drivers license with my address in it. Another guy on the opposite end of the gym had the same thing happen to him at the same time. Also, how much does a security company like adt or something cost per month?

verbatimreturned 04-09-2005 08:00 AM

ive never had this happen to me, but make sure u cancel everything even if u think u only had your drivers license in there rerun all of the credit cards u could have had through your head to make sure that theres no problems with credit theft. also i would call the police and stuff... isnt your social security number on your drivers license or something like that (i wouldnt know still in high school) whoever did it is a dick though. who steals from a gym parking lot too what happens if some huge guy sees there car being broken into and just breaks the person who did it in half

hrdgain81 04-09-2005 08:27 AM

I agree you should call all of your creditors and companies to inform them to watch for an suspicious transactions in the up and coming months.

The comercials for ADT say something like 30 bucks a month i think. Well worth it in my opinion. I would invest in something like this, being a family man you cant go wrong. I had my house broken into 5 times in six months when i lived in north philly. The first time they tried to stab my roomate, its not worth taking the chance and having something happen.

I wouldnt worry too much though, if it was someone who was set on identity theft, they wouldnt be smashing car windows. there are alot easier ways to do that without leaving your home. it was most likely some crack head, or some kid who wanted money or your sound system.

Snachito 04-09-2005 08:52 AM

This sucks 0311! Did you get a police report? Also make sure you report your DL stolen at the DMV. Believe me there are alot of things that can happen when someone has a hold of your ID.

Dave876 04-09-2005 09:20 AM

Sorry to hear about this man! I once had a bad ass stereo system stolen from my old Jeep right in Best Buy parking lot...Made me sick to know some scumbag M*therF*cker was rootin through my car!! Oh yeah he also stole my girls F'in make up bag!

Frontline 04-09-2005 10:18 AM

Sorry to hear about it 0311. Just like everyone said make sure you cancel everything in your wallet and to go to the DMV and get a new license as soon as you can. I don't think you need adt or anything, but thats your choice. I think adt and other services are a big waste of money. Maybe you could convince the gym to help you pay for damages as it was in their parking lot on their property. Worth a shot.

Good luck with everything.

verbatimreturned 04-09-2005 10:18 AM

also if u get ADT or some type of home security thing doesnt your home insurance rates go in u get a discount from it with a security system

Dr X 04-09-2005 10:36 AM

Mostly likely just a amatuer looking for cash. Everyone has already give you good advice on cancelling cards and reporting to dmv being that these days identity theft is a issue. Mostly likely everything other than cash ended up in the trash somewhere. In the future prevente measure is the best thing. I know theft from gym parking lots are common. I will put my valuable in the trunk and make sure there is nothing visible through the window. Out of sight out of mind. Good Luck.

Dr X 04-09-2005 11:21 AM


Originally Posted by Taurus
How does an ADT system work?

ADT is a home alarm system that report to a central station alerting them you are being broken into. Dosen't work for a car.
And yes there is a small discount on your homeowners insurance if you have this system but the discount dosne't pay for the system.

GuardDog 04-10-2005 03:24 AM

I have had two stereo systems stolen out of my Jeep and both times the stupid sonofbitches sliced opened the door with a knife and ruined the door instead of just unzipping it. :(

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