Key Stash Is A Thief's Gift

The time honoured tradition of stashing the car keys behind a wheel is costing beach goers and surfers thousands of dollars a year. Thieves have targeted dozens of cars in recent weeks where the keys have been easily found near or around the vehicle. Observant thieves have also been watching beach goers who leave their valuables in a bag on the beach while they go swimming.. Computers, mobile phones, jewelry and money are popular items taken. "Thieves are opportunistic and it only takes a few minutes for someone to step away from their car or gear for a swim, for a thief to swipe their valuables and keys." Herald News Oct 10, 2012.