The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean up the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.
Scary when thieves learns how to use the GPS eh?
Nothing so scary if you practice good habits just like good computing.
I have read this in another forum and my simple answer is DO NOT PROGRAM THE GO HOME FEATURE
. Thieves are not psychic and they cannot know where your home is unless you tell them. If you want to have the one-touch convenience to navigate to home, then make a POI of your home the same way you do it for the homes of your friends but just make sure that the thief cannot guess that it is your home. They can't be trying every one of your Favorites to find out. The same advice applies to cellphones.
If you are really paranoid, clear your Recently Found
before you shut down. Then for sure, no thief will be able to know where your home is.
Your luck is out if you have a Nuvi 205 as the Trip Log feature can easily show your most frequently visited place and easy for the thief to guess if it is your home.
In any case, it is prudent not to leave the GPS in your car for your own protection - not just the protection of the unit.