It happens to a lot of tourists: you stop to get a bite to eat, locking your car with all your stuff in it, and you’ve parked it close by in a well lit area. Then you get back and someone has keyed into the car and taken everything right under your nose. Overall when traveling, unless you know you are completely surrounded by nature for miles, your motto should be EVER VIGILANT.
1. Leave the TV or radio on when you leave your room.
Yes, it uses up some electricity, but either that, or the crooks will be sure that no one is home or awake. With the noise, they can’t be 100% certain, so they will often go to the next quieter room.