I had my spare wheel stolen from underneath my car. It was a rubbish one but was annoying as I had to pay to replace it and the new one now takes up space in the boot because I can't put it back under the car. It's irritating and sad that people like that live in our community but it doesn't make me feel Staines is a worse place to live. You'll get opportunists wherever you live I think.
Unfortunately I too have had experience of this, in the past six months Ive had the aerial pinched, a nasty key line along the side of my car and someone even smashing my wing mirror while I was sat in the car stationary who didnt even stop, if only I was quick enough to get the licence number :(
As Siobhan says yes you do have to be careful and there will always be odd people who are idiots, but you get them everywhere and for everyone of them there are many more good and kind hearted people around you :)
Thankfully i have not came across any incidents like what mentioned here but then i would prefer to be safe than sorry... But from the time we moved to Staines (Oct 2008) that is .. i have made some good friends and fortunately i got great neighbours!
thanks for the info though.