Car thefts

Dear Editor:Because we're confronting some very difficult and scary times, and I believe it will only get worse, I decided to share some troubling information with you which has to do with my son's pick-up truck. We discovered this morning that his truck was broken into (driver's side window). Stuff was stolen, including his stereo, and lots of stuff was simply demolished. When my husband and I were married, and even afterward, his Toyota was stolen at least three times - a couple of times, it was parked in the driveway. The criminals then drove his vehicle away from the property, removed everything inside the car and trunk, then abandoned the vehicle (in one case, the car was found behind us on Muller Street). As I said, this has happened on at least three occasions while the car was parked on the drive and/or on the street in front of my house. So it must be someone who is targeting our street. I have an ADT security system, but I plan to install a camera security system soon. I placed a call today to have someone provide me an estimate of the costs. The person with whom I spoke with said, "It's really getting bad in Downey." Oh, just what I wanted to hear! But I believe it's everywhere. I simply wanted to share this criminal incident with all of you, inasmuch as I would certainly welcome this type of information from you. - Bernice Stumps, Downey

********** Published: August 14, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 17