I had no idea but this, but thieves are now breaking into cars by simply using a penny or nickel.
While your car is locked and unattended, either sitting in your driveway or at a shopping centre, the thief slides a coin into the door handle on the passenger side.
When you leave and drive away nothing happens, but when you stop and close your car, the central locking will not function properly, effectively leaving your car unlocked.
The thieves will then follow you home and steal your car or any of the belongings inside of the vehicle.
Make sure to check all of your doors, especially when leaving a mall or shopping center, to avoid being a victim of this terrible crime.
There is another car thief trick that police across the United States are reporting. It’s called “sliding” and involves thieves sneaking into cars at gas station and stealing purses from unsuspecting victims!