DISAPPOINTED just isn’t a big enough word to describe the feelings of Ida and Brian Tevelein, who woke up last Monday to discover one of their cars had been stolen from their property.
The Teveleins, who reside on a rather private residence in South Portland, said they were frustrated about the nature of the crime and wanted to raise awareness for any potential future victims.
“The amount of times you just see a car left on the side of the road, with broken windows, or wheels taken off, you just never really think to follow it through further,” Mrs Tevelein said.
“You can’t help now but think, you know, what if that car had been stolen?”
The car was primarily driven by Mr Tevelein, and aged pensioner, who said he had left the keys in the car and under the seat when it was stolen.
However, the car was parked in a garage in close vicinity to the house, where Mrs Tevelein said lights could potentially have been seen through the windows, alerting the thief that there were people home at the time.
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