Mercedes-Benz Vehicles A Target For Mirror Thieves

Michael C. November 5, 2010

It seems that there is a high demand of Mercedes-Benz side-view mirrors in Galveston, Texas – that it is one of the most sought after items by thieves in the area.

Galveston Police received reports of mirror burglary for Mercedes automobiles from 1800 and 1900 blocks of Sealy, Avenue O and Avenue M during late Monday night or early Tueday. Additional reports were received at around the morning of Oct. 25 from the 3000 to 3300 blocks of Avenue 0 to Avenue 01/2.

According to Galveston Police, Sgt. Mark Pilsner, thieves are stealing the side-view mirrors primarily for the blinkers that are built into them. Reports by the police stated that they have received at least five reports of mirror burglary from a Mercedes automobile, which sums up to at least $13,500.

Comments (1)

  1. I have a C230 Kompressor model and had my side mirrors stolen a while ago. After they were replaced (and were quite expensive) I did a complete search of the Internet and was able to find what are called Side Mirror Guards for this model (called a C203 in India) and for other models and cars as well/

    This is evidently a problem there in parking lots, especially with models where you can just pop out the mirror without a lot of force and damage to the mirror cover. I managed to contact the company and to get the guards and install them. They are made of steel, look good and seem to work.

    You can see them at:…6_2961937.html

    I have been in contact with the Mr. Suleman Shaik at the following email address:
    [email protected]

    So far, so good.

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