Sad to say I'm joining the OP on this topic - I woke up to a note from the Police during the night. Car was broken into via driver's window.
Speaking to neighbours whose dog woke them at the time it appears the alarm sounded followed by the police (2* squad cars) attending "within 20 seconds" and deterred the would-be thieves. Being NW London we are close to some dodgier parts which I suspect is why the police were thankfully so nearby.
I'm curious what the crims actually planned to do here - getaway car ('17 plate grey Audi) was idling just nearby but my keys were well away from the car so it couldn't, I don't believe, be relayed. Mine's a 17 plate so wouldn't have the keycoding susceptibility either.
No items of value in the car aside from the locking wheel nut and a top-quality breathalyser and nothing on display.
So far, I've got a smashed window which insurance is covering with no effect on NCD thankfully along with £100 excess.
It doesn't appear they made it into the vehicle - nothing taken and none of the glass shards appeared disturbed.
Annoyingly, the car is now windowless (taped bags over etc) and on-street until the glass Co sets an appointment this week. As per friends' experiences, I'm expecting to find chunks of glass for years to come...
One thing of note is that we did park very nearby yesterday whilst on an errand and noted two early 20s guys in a new grey Peugeot eying up the car and taking close up photos - they promptly moved off as we returned to the car. It's not unusual for the car to attract attention/photo-takers like that but the timing feels a bit too coincidental. We're now wondering if they were "spotters" or the like(?)
Thoughts on what they were trying to achieve here?