Annoyingly, our car was broken into on Friday evening, sometime between 6-9pm. It was parked on Leathermarket Street and the perpetrator smashed the front passenger window. Our car is not a prime target, there was nothing of any real value in the car - three child seats and some baby toys. Regrettably, I hadn't bothered to leave the glovebox open so the thief probably thought that there was some hidden treasure in there. But actually, there was only a sign saying “No Valuables” and a satnav cable (not the device). The thief stole the cable! However, the environmentally conscious thief kindly deposited the near worthless cable in one of the small green waste bins in Leathermarket Gardens so I was able to retrieve it (yes, I did go looking in the bins).
Anyhow, I just wanted to let neighbours know that for years we have left our car parked with the glovebox open and in it a sign saying “No Valuables” and had no trouble. On the occasion that I didn't do this our car was attacked. Lesson learnt.
Similar experience on Dolben Steet, our car was broken into and nothing taken, but passenger window has to be replaced. We have also seen this happening to other cars on the street. Hoping that we can do something to deter car crime in the area.
there's been a few similar incidents happening on Bermondsey Street recently too, I've seen three cars in as many weeks with broken passenger windows...
it's a bugger really 'cos it feels like such a safe area too :(
I just read your post about your car being broken into. I am a journalist working on behalf of the South London Press and would like to interview you about this. I think this issue is very interesting and there would be a strong possibility of the story being published. If you could get in touch, that would be great.
A few weeks ago I walked past one of the Zipcars in Exton Street and noticed that its passenger window had been smashed (presumably) overnight. I'm not sure if they'd seen the keys inside and thought they could drive away in the car, which obviously wouldn't work!
And another on Saturday 2nd / Sunday 3 Oct on Shand Street under the Tunnel. Drivers window smashed in, Glass everywhere.
Glove box and Center console opened and a few bits taken. No SatNav in the car. But a cable could be seen.