If someone wants your wheels (or car) bad enough they're going to take them. My friend had his rims stolen off his truck in the middle of the day, in the parking lot of the bank he worked at, 2 blocks away from the police station, in our very low crime rate town. Unfortunately that is just how it goes. No real amount of preparation or prevention is 100%. You're best off taking any route that is available to you to dieter this sort of thing because sometimes they will work out in your favor as noted above. But don't limit yourself simply because anything can happen to anyone, anywhere.