I lost a little bit of 'stuff' but a lot of time and peace of mind. So for everyone out there, don't think that leaving your purse covered up in the car, means that it is safe. Also, items in my vehicle were not covered under my vehicle insurance. They are personal property covered under my homeowners, with a high deductible. Something else you don't really think about when something may be stolen from your car.
We were at Cracker Barrel near the interstate in Springfield, MO. A place that travelers frequent. Women traveling have handbags. If you go into a store or restaurant without it, that nondescript person, sitting in the nondescript car, a few spots down may be watching and waiting for that traveler to leave, and run it just for a couple of things. It took them less than a minute to break the glass, open the door, grab the bag and go.
Let our loss be a lesson learned for the rest of you.