Report it. If they broke in around the lock assembly check out Jimmi Jammers. Had my truck broken into last year. Lost my GPS and a few incidentals. Report any electronics if you have serials etc…
Garmin placed my unit that was stolen on their system so that if anyone ever tries to get it repaired or it will get returned to me.
River Master, if electronics or anything traceable were stolen or anything that you would for sure make a claim on, that is good advice provided you do not have any previous claims.
In Ontario, in the city where the OP lives, they have what are called Police Reporting Centres. I was the Insurance part of the outfit for almost a decade.
The Insurance Companies that have contracts with the Centre are able, at any time, to request any of your reports whether you make a claim or even report it to your agent/broker. Guess what that means? If they decide to check up on you and find too many reports, you are a high risk to insure and your rates go up. If you’ve had previous claims, it’s a given.
If the OP feels that strongly about reporting it so that there is a higher police presence in the area, then whatever floats your boat. Just know that this is usually a shit job given to an Officer that is insubordinate and the likelihood of him being enthusiastic about watching out for your car may surprise you.
My advice is, this type of occurrence (in this particular area) must be reported within 24 hours but they will allow up to one week. Go through the car, make sure nothing else was stolen. If it’s something you wouldn’t make a claim on - forget about it.
If there was damage done to your car that you’d make a claim on, have estimates before you report it. Know before you do if you’re claiming. If you do claim, forget about insignificant belongings stolen from the car.
Unless it’s permanently affixed to the car, such as a stereo, speakers, it is not covered under you car insurance but would be considered contents, therefor two separate claims. Not worth it.
Very confusing, I know but there is a lot more to it and the Insurance Company is not your friend. There is a reason why it is one of the top three most profitable businesses.
Thats part of the reason I don’t want to report it. There is nothing to claim. No damage done. If it happens again, then I will speak up to the cops.[/quote]
Not a problem;)
If you do go that route, try speaking with Constable Hansen aka Constable Handsome. He is the best guy there now, IMO. He will advise you and process/not process your report based on what you want and your best interests.
Some of the others will look for any excuse to get out of doing more paperwork. They are the minority but they are there.
If you ever have to report anything, PM me first and I’ll give you the low-down on who to talk to.