Weirdest break in ever.
We have a Chevy Silverado Duramax Diesel that is either a 2002 or a 2003 (maybe a 2008? … Its not my vehicle.) that was broken into last night. There were plenty of stealable things. So many stealable things. Only things that were stolen were 3 knives still in the package that were bought recently near Black Friday on sale that were in the center console.
However, the drivers door lock cylinder is totally gone. Its missing. The police said it wasn’t pushed in or popped out but cleanly removed. There is damage to the drivers side door handle but nothing else on the door, the steering column was trashed, and something was done to the ignition lock. The ignition lock is totally exposed now and very difficult to get a key into or out of and very scratched/gouged.
None of the plastic shards that are missing from the door handle are on the floor of the truck or the ground. There is not a single piece of the truck that was removed left anywhere. No tools left, nothing riled through other than the center console, no small pieces of plastic from the steering console anywhere in the truck either. The car reeked of cigarette smoke. So they took the time to smoke in the truck while they were screwing around with it.
Police think that they took the cylinder to make a key for it. That all being said, other than rekeying the whole vehicle, is further theft really a risk with the cylinder missing? Can anything be done to deter them from stealing the new cylinder and trying again? Is this a normal break in attempt?