NINE cars were broken into across Wrexham in a 24-hour period.
They include five cars on Minafon in Caia Park, which were broken into in the early hours of Sunday.
Victim Reginald Jones, 83, who is disabled, could not go to church because the passenger window of his Vauxhall Corsa had been smashed.
He did not want to lose his no-claims bonus, so paid £100 from his own pocket to have the window replaced.
Mr Jones, who has a respiratory condition which means he is entitled to priority parking, told the Leader: “I got a knock on the door at about 4am, and it was a neighbour who told me my car had been smashed up.
“There is always one idiot who has to spoil it for the rest of us.”
Pregnant Sarah Williams, 22, of Minafon, also had her Fiat Multipla broken into.
Miss Williams, who also has a one-year-old daughter Beatrix, only moved to the estate in October.
She said: “It was only when I saw the forensics van that I spotted my car had been done too.
“They smashed the passenger window and had a good rummage around, but didn’t take anything.
“I’ve not long moved in and hadn’t sorted my car insurance, so now I will have to pay at least £50 for another window. I thought this was a quiet area.”
Caia Park community councillor Keith Gregory is hoping to prick the conscience of the offenders.
He said: “In an ideal world there would be bobbies on the beat, but resources are stretched and we have to accept that.
“We have got to keep vigilant, we’ve got to look out for each other.”
Thieves also stole a small amount of cash from a car on Hawthorn View, Penycae, at about 1.20pm on Saturday, and a sat nav system from a Honda car on Rivulet Road, Wrexham, at about 3.50pm on the same day. A Vauxhall Zafira and Peugeot were broken into in Glan Gors in Caia Park at about 3.50am on Sunday, but nothing was taken.
North Wales Police spokesman Michael McGivern said: “We are investigating a number of car break-ins over the weekend, and remind motorists to secure their vehicles and remove their valuables from display.”
Anyone with information can call North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.