Tuesday, 1 November 2011


You just can't be too careful...

The story was that my neighbour's car was stolen last 2 weeks. That neighbour is my officemate. She just came back from graduation convocation at her university the day before. She returned to the house just after midnite and parked outside. It is normal practice. You know...sharing the house with housemates which all owned cars, thus the space is not enough. It's a normal practice here. Even i at times parked outside.

So as fate turns out, in the morning when she wanted to go to the office, her car was nowhere to be found. Imagine the shock she had. Just a few hours before, she had parked it right in front of the house. Then, *poof* it was gone! She made a police report and everything. Personally, i don't think her car would be found. The thief must have disassembled the car and took the parts away. Discussing the matter with my friends, we think the thief really needed the parts badly. I mean my officemate didn't bring her usual car. The stolen car was of her father's and by chance was brought there. Should the thief had monitored the houses and the cars which usually was parked outside, he could have chosen other cars to steal.

I thank my lucky stars that i didn't parked outside that night. My car is of the same model as the stolen car. If she had brought her usual car and mine was parked outside, i think it would be my car that will be missing. Since then, i always make sure i bring my car inside the garage. 

When i first moved to the east coast, another neighbour of mine (who were also my officemates!) was broken into. It was just a few days since they moved into the house and it was a weekday. They were at the office. During lunch, my neighbours went home for lunch. He found that thief had broken the sliding door's lock and had stolen my neighbours laptops in broad day light. Let me remind you, the row of houses i lived in is in front of the main road and the road is always busy.

That is the thing with the houses here, even if you are upstairs you really can't hear what happens downstairs. Should anybody came into the garage and starts my cars, i won't be hearing it from my room.

Simpang malaikat 44... 

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