By Assunta Ng
Recently, someone broke into a car that belonged to a delivery man who was dropping something off in the International District. The thief broke the car window, took the laptop sitting on the driver’s seat, and drove away.
You would think that an eye witness, who wrote down the license plate of the robber, would be useful in catching the thief.
But no, the car was listed as a stolen one, which was later found abandoned. The guy never recovered his laptop.
What’s strange is that the robber didn’t take the wallet, which sat next to the laptop.
“I left the car [unattended] for a few minutes,” the delivery man said.
Police told him that there are often criminals who walk around to scope out valuable items left in people’s cars. Once these criminals spotted something, they would call their accomplices over to help break in.
This incident should serve as a reminder for everyone: don’t leave your valuables exposed in the car. (end)