Last night, around 2130, I stopped into the Walgreens located just off St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf, MD to pick up a few items. I was in the store for no longer than 15 minutes...
I returned to my truck to find paper, sunglasses, and my registration card holder (among other things) strung throughout my vehicle.
Suspicious and on alert now, I looked around to be sure that I would not get jumped before I began the assessment on what was taken.
Despite two pairs of Oakley sunglasses in the vehicle (Valued at approx. $400 total), the thief ransacked my truck for only a sock full of $7-8 worth of pennies/dimes/nickels.
After I put the remaining items back in their respective storage places, I waited in the parking lot try to observe anyone suspicious - particularly to see if anyone went in to pay with large sums of change. I was unable to observe any possible criminal.
That said, this is a reminder that times are tough for people... The person must have watched and waited to make a clean get away.
While it was my fault for not double checking that my truck was locked - it is noted that petty theft is on the rise in Waldorf.
I did not contact the police because it was petty theft... and because it was essentially my fault for leaving it unlocked - but I assure you that I will be better prepared next time. I only hope that I will catch someone breaking into my vehicle now - because the next time around, my gloves are coming off.