There have been a rash of robberies using of all things, a penny or nickel! How are they using a coin to enter your car? Whether your car is sitting in your driveway or a lot when you are shopping, the thief slides a nickel or penny in the door handle of the passenger side. To what end?
They follow you to wherever you are going. When you attempt to use your key for central locking it won’t work, because the passenger car door is jammed. They then will be able to get into your car and steal anything they want, including the car itself, if they have the knowhow!
So be sure to check the passenger car door handle before entering your car, to check that no coin has been inserted. Thieves have also been known to hide in the back to carjack you with this method! So it would be best to check the back seat, or even call 911 in case the thief has climbed into your trunk… Better safe than sorry!
For more information on how to prevent a car robbery, watch the video below, to see how thieves are using the “slider” technique to steal your valuables while you are pumping gas at a gas station. It offers you precautionary methods on how to avoid this scary thievery. Information is power!