Maps: Channel 2 Investigates reveals high-risk car burglary areas in Houston

HOUSTON – It happens in a flash.

A crook flips open your unlocked vehicle door or smashes in a window to get inside. The objective is to steal your stuff inside the vehicle.

What do they want?

Your laptop, phone and other electronics or expensive tools in your work truck. They’re also looking for backpacks, billfolds and purses.

Vehicle burglars are even after your work badge and mail to commit identity theft.

They’ll even steal the loose change in your console.

A thief snatched $1,500 worth of tools from Filipe Reyes’ work van earlier this month. Reyes says it was hard watching surveillance video of how calmly the crook did it.

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