Topic: Attempted Grand Theft Auto in NE
Attempted Grand Theft Auto in NE
On Thursday night (early Friday morning), my car (parked at the corner of 9th and Maryland Ave NE) was broken into and completely destroyed. The thieves were trying to steal the car by hot wiring it, so they took out my ignition. When they couldn’t Hotwire it, they cut all the wires and stole everything from inside instead. They got into the car by breaking the key lock on my driver side door. They stole my radio, work badge, and tools, among other little things.
I asked a couple neighbors and apparently this happens a lot on Maryland Ave. When I filed the police report, the cop was completely unhelpful and didn’t even seem to care. He said I had “contaminated the crime scene” by being in my own car before realizing it had been broken into. So he said he would not “waste his own time” dusting for fingerprints.
The only advice I was given was to get a club to act as a deterrent for crime. Any other advice? (And no, I can’t get rid of my car.)