If you own a Honda CRV and live in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) or the vicinity, please take heed. Three such vehicles were stolen under the very noses of their owners this morning (Friday 28/08/08) and the cops were saying a syndicate was at work.
My sister Zaridah woke up to an empty driveway and an electric gate that had been forced open. Her six-month old, silver-colour CRV was gone but the other car, parked outside the gate, was untouched.
She lodged a police report at the TTDI station, only to be told hers was the third report about stolen CRVs the very same morning. A similar car also went missing from a house further up her street while the third was from another section of TTDI.
Cases of car theft such as these are on the rise lately. A couple of weeks back, some six or eight cars disappeared at one go, and they were all parked within the confines of a multi-block condo development in Mutiara Damansara. And this is a place with CCTVs and 24-hour security!
So owners of CRVs and other high-end wheels, please take extra precautions. The rising crime rate is truly worrying.