Thieves go after your christmas gifts in the backseat: How to minimize the risk

the Car's rear seat can be quickly filled up with shoppers, when the christmas presents have to be purchased. But there is a risk that your gift shopping is

Thieves go after your christmas gifts in the backseat: How to minimize the risk

the Car's rear seat can be quickly filled up with shoppers, when the christmas presents have to be purchased.

But there is a risk that your gift shopping is never going to bring happiness on christmas eve – at least not with them, you have thought of since you bought the lovely gifts.

At the end of december, it is not only you and the hundreds of thousands of other ordinary danes, who have juletravlt.

It has burglars also.

It is well known that christmas is the high season for burglary in the private home.

But the thieves are also after your gifts, while you are in that shop.

'It is a great temptation for burglars when they see the latest edition of an iPad lay on the back seat of a car. And it can go out over the holiday season, if your christmas presents can't be under the tree, because the thief smashed the car window and took them,' says skadedirektør for Topdanmark Rasmus Ruby Johnson in a press release.

With the insurer knows only too well the phenomenon.

you've got stolen the christmas presents from the car, while you acted, and you would like to tell you about how it was to return to a car with broken glass? Then we want to hear from you. Write to us on Facebook or send an email to 1929@bt.dk.

It is especially the things, which are easy to sell on, which is in high demand by thieves. For example, it may be gifts such as clothes, computers, mobile phones, tablets, house wares, personal care or sports and leisure equipment.

And what is worse: theft from a vehicle, it is typically a prerequisite for coverage, that there are signs of violent break-up of the car, and things do not have been visible promoting.

But you can't go around with 10-15 bags, while the rest of the gifts are purchased, so what can you do to minimise the risk? Quite a few, fortunately.

"Parks the car where there are many people who may notice suspicious behavior. Hide gifts instead of letting them be on the seat, even if you just need a vacation getaway at the kiosk or the supermarket. Always place the presents in the trunk," says Rasmus Ruby Johansen.

"Are the christmas presents stolen from the car, it indboforsikringen, which covers. You just have to remember that indboforsikringen does not cover gold, silver, jewelry and cash. If you bought the kind of gifts, I would definitely recommend that you do not let them lie in the car," says Rasmus Ruby Johansen.

"in General, you should think about what you leave in the car. For, though the christmas gifts in the car is a tag table for thieves, so it can also be arbejdscomputeren or mobile phone, as deadlines. So the best advice is not to leave anything visible in the car's cabin," says Rasmus Ruby Johansen.

Topdanmark also recommend that you check your insurance, before the presents are being bought, as indboforsikringen typically contains some limitations in the coverage of, for instance, computers, iPads, photography equipment and mobile phones, if these are allowed in the car.

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 00:00

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