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Old 05-14-2014   #1
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Clear Creek Thieves!

Subaru was broken into along Hwy 6 yesterday while getting a quick Clear Creek lap in - definitely targeted as a boater car. Someone snagged the keys from behind the tire, unlocked the car, took a bunch of expensive stuff, and then put the keys back where they found them. The only indication the car was broken into was an open glovebox, some random crap strewn around, and of course - a bunch of missing sunglasses/electronics/etc.

Lesson learned: take your keys with you or put them in a better spot... and don't be a dumbass like I was and leave anything valuable around. Wah wahhhh :/

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Old 05-14-2014   #2
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Used to keep one of these shoved way way up top in the wheel well. Magnetic so it sticks to the strut mount area. You can put it anywhere though, and if in a good spot there's no way a thief would ever find it or know what they were feeling.

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Old 05-15-2014   #3
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That's terrible. Getting robbed is such a violation. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 05-15-2014   #4
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tuck your keys into your suspension is what i always do they are impossible to see and only found by feeling in exactly the right place.
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Old 05-15-2014   #5
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That sucks big time but atleast they left you with the car and keys
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Old 05-15-2014   #6
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If you're stashing keys, be aware of who can see you stash them. Hiding keys in a sneaky suspension spot doesn't do much good if someone sees you digging in your wheel well from 100 yards away.
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Old 05-15-2014   #7
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My Astral has a deep velcro pocket. Ignition and door key go with. Other keys put someplace out of sight. Or possibly put a spare set hidden with the magnetic box. Then no one can see you hiding them.
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Old 05-15-2014   #8
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Shitty. That canyon is notorious for break-ins. Hope you two are having a good trip otherwise. I've got my spy network on the lookout for the stolen goods.
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Old 05-15-2014   #9
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Get a Ford, they all have a keypad on drivers door. I love the fact I can leave keys in truck and not have to have them on ski mtn or river.
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This is a great solution

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