Man that's a bummer.
The worst part about the break-in is that the guy obviously doesn't know about our cars very much. the molding (which he pried at and messed up) is not even a part of the door, the glass just presses up against some weather strip, he must've thought the pillar was attached... What a dumbass!
It's like, when I had my Escort, some dude broke into it one night; they PRIED THE LOCK CYLYNDER OUT OF THE DOOR! I couldn't believe it. Haven't these guys ever heard of a coat hangar???
So, in the process of breaking into my car, he had to do about $1500 in body and paint damage to my little Escort, all to steal about $25 worth of utter crap (an old ODBI code scanner, a pair of beat-up Ford Racing harness pads, and a pair of ugly-ass yellow and black R-racing floormats I used when I detailed the car the previous day)
The guy who busted up your ride was some ricer kiddie who, for statrers, knew nothing about cars. Second, If he managed to get into your ride, he would've stolen a bunch of useless crap, the riceier the better.
I concur; if you ever find the dude, put heis teeth to the curb
Did you file a police report? If you did, your insurance company should cover the cost of repair. and as long as your deductable is around $500, it will cost you less money to do it through insurance.
Get an estimate from a body shop, if it's less than $500, pay them out of your pocket (it will cost you less).
Since it looks like they scratched up the paint (and probably put some dings there as well) it will probably cost you more than $500. but as I said, after you talk to the insurance company, get an estimate. that is the first step you need to take