Thieves who target these areas have figured out ways to break into your car, take one or two credit cards (you're less likely to notice the theft than if they took the whole kaboodle) and then relock it.
- Don't keep valuables in your car
- Don't think that a jacket or towel will hide them
Lately I received an email about someone whose car was broken into while they were at a football game. A garage door remote control and a GPS prominently mounted on the dashboard was stolen.
The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house and they ransacked the house while the occupants were at the football game.
Make sure your GPS doesn't have your home address on it. Put a nearby address of a store or gas station. You might also want to make sure the door from your garage to your house requires a key to unlock.
Check 50somethinginfo.com for more on protection.