Re: Stolen Key
I wouldn't worry about a returning thief. A smart thief would move on to hunt other vehicles knowing that he might get caught easily if he returns to a vehicle that he just stole. I never keep anything worth more than a few bucks in my vehicles, just for that reason. I'd rather keep my doors unlocked than have a thief see something they want and smash a window, or pop out and key the lock to get into the vehicle, when they can just pull on the handle to realize there's nothing under the blanket I had rested on the rear seat cushions. On my Dodge, all you need is a coat hanger to pop up the lock, lol.
There have been a rash of B&E on vehicles parked at carpool lots and at shopping malls. The hottest item that was taken were GPS systems. The thief would see the suction cup on the window and 80% of the time, the owners would place the GPS unit in a glovebox (unlocked) or in the centre console. Smash and grabs are an easy thing to get away with as most carpool lots in my area have no guards, police that even occasionally drive through the lots, or attendants which makes for easy picking.
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!