On Sept. 25, we stopped in at a local Aldergrove store to pick up some groceries around 5:30 p.m. We were finished shopping within 20 minutes and when we returned to our car, we found the top of the door chiseled and dented – an attempted break-in and damage that is worthy of our deductible on our insurance.
The only contents visible in the car were a bottle of hand sanitizer, a dog crate and a bag of bread. Our steering wheel lock was in use. We parked closer to 276 Street, visible to drivers entering and leaving the parking lot, people coming and going from their vehicles, people waiting at the bus stop, and people stopped at the traffic light.
It’s disappointing that no one reported it to the police or did anything about it. It was busy enough that someone likely saw something. One isn’t putting themselves in danger by reporting a break-in; it simply involves going out of one’s way by picking up their phone and reporting it. I’m sure all of you would expect the same thing if it was your vehicle.
Please let this be a friendly reminder to do the right thing and also to double check that your vehicle is theft-proof. Thank you.