My parents are currently out of town and they have left their vehicle parked on my block. We just discovered that the vehicle has been broken into. Aside from a few personal items, thieves have also stolen my father's vehicle registration and insurance cards.
How likely is it that these documents will be used to steal my father's identify? What can I do to prevent it?
We are in Brooklyn, NY (USA). My parents are currently in Alaska and cannot be reached by phone for another 3 days.
I did not call the cops because the vehicle has been moved after the scene1
I ordered a New York State vehicle registration replacement via New York DMV website.
I printed out a new insurance card.
I am now considering purchasing Equifax IdentityWorks plan as a preventative measure
1There was no visible damage and I discovered the mess thieves left after driving the vehicle for a few minutes