It is possible that robbers would often steal electric car charging cables which are used to charge the battery. A lot of the times the charging cables for the car are found at the bottom of the car's trunk, so robbers can use a tool to break open the trunk, and steal the charging cable, and other things like spare tires and the owners' things stored in the trunk. Some people may leave the electric car charger cables and charger in their garage, so some robbers may steal their charger cables when the owner of the home is not at home. Most charging cables contain valuable metal like copper which robbers can sell to a scrap metal buyer which buy copper wiring. There also maybe many people who use eBay and Craigslist to buy a cheap used electric car charging cables to replace their broken, stolen, and lost power cables for their electric car.