• Chase Callan

Broken Car Windows and Stolen Items

Updated: Jun 7, 2019

It doesn’t take long for someone to become a victim. Thieves quickly spot and snatch

bags, electronics and other valuables from vehicles parked on the street, in parking lots

and parking garages. These incidents usually involve the perpetrator using a blunt tool

to break a car window allowing them to reach in and remove items.

‘Smash and grab’ incidents happen in just a few seconds and are usually reported in

sprees, within the same area and time frame. By smashing a window, the thieves are

able to steal valuable possessions left in sight, even if the glass is tinted, smoked or

parked in complete darkness and the doors are locked.

How to Protect Your Car

Regular Precautions

To help prevent broken windows, police in Saskatoon advice against leaving anything of

value inside the vehicle. Items that are considered easy targets for car theft include:

 Purses,

 Backpacks,

 Briefcases,

 Mobile phones,

 Laptops and tablets, and

 GPS navigation devices.

Drivers should also park in well-lit areas, close to the nearest building.

Glass Break Sensors

This kind of sensor detects certain acoustic frequencies. The noise of glass breaking is

picked up by highly sensitive microphones and activates the alarm system. It’s a

popular way of protecting the car cabin which should also detect tampering and blows

to the glass that do not cause breakage.

Expert Car Glass Repair & Replacement

If you have been the victim of a car break-in or a ‘smash and grab’ incident, we can get

you safely back on the road. Showtime Glass is specialized in glass repair and

replacement servicing Saskatoon & Area, we were the consumers choice winners for

2018. We are your local windshield and car glass expert, servicing all car makes and

models. Call Showtime Glass today for more information and to book a consultation.

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