A rash of Corridor auto burglaries

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By The Staff

More than a dozen vehicles throughout the Corridor were burglarized and some robbed the weekend of Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. All of the vehicles were left unlocked. A camera, Nintendo DS and a MP3 player were electronic devices stolen, but no item was more popular than the Garmin GPS system.

A Bent Tree homeowner parked his 2001 tan Chevrolet truck in the driveway of his S.W. 81st Place home on Jan. 30, at approximately 4 pm.

The next morning, planning on going to the store, he opened the door, discovered the cab had been ransacked and a $150 Garmin GPS unit was gone from the glove compartment, according to a sheriff’s report.

Though the man did not hear anything during the night, a neighbor said she heard what sounded like a car door closing at approximately 10 p.m. Jan.30.

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A Glen Manor resident, on S.W. 74th Terrace, left her 2002 Mercury and black Nissan unlocked in her driveway on Jan. 31, at approximately 2 p.m.

The following day she discovered her pink Garmin GPS unit and a silver Canon digital camera had been stolen from the Mercury, according to a sheriff’s report. The Nissan had its contents riffled, but nothing was missing.

The GPS unit was valued at $130 and the Canon was worth $100.

A neighbor on the same street had items in his red Chrysler scattered about, but nothing was reported taken.

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Sometime between 7 p.m. Jan. 30 and 8 a.m. Jan. 31, a $250 Garmin GPS system was stolen from a Chevrolet Avalanche, according to a sheriff’s report. The owner, who lives on S.W. 89th Street in Majestic Oaks, left the vehicle unlocked.

After investigating the incident, a sheriff’s deputy patrolled the neighborhood and discovered there had been several other burglaries in the subdivision.

At approximately 3 a.m. Jan. 31, another owner on the same street was awakened when his dogs started barking. He put his dogs in the back yard, but they immediately ran to the front.

He followed the dogs and discovered a door on his 2002 Toyota Highlander was ajar and his belongings had been scattered around but nothing was missing, according to a sheriff’s report.

But three other Majestic Oaks residents were not so lucky.

A 2004 GMC Yukon was burglarized and had a $200 Nintendo DS system stolen, a $65 satellite radio was taken from a 1998 Pontiac and a 2003 tan Chevrolet had a $50 Motorola brand cell phone stolen.

Five other trucks and cars in the subdivision were burglarized but nothing was reported missing from them.

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On the same morning, a Rainbow Springs Heights resident discovered his vehicle had been burglarized.

The man went out to his 1997 Ford truck, which was parked by the street near his home, and found his Sony Explode amplifier, 12- inch Sony Explode subwoofer and gray carpeted speaker box missing, according to a sheriff’s report. The items were valued at $375.

While a deputy was patrolling the neighborhood, two women stopped him, who lived two streets over from the first victim. They said their vehicles had been gone through, but nothing was missing.

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While visiting an Oak Crest friend, a woman had her pickup truck burglarized, sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. Feb.1. Her MP3 player was stolen from her unlocked 1994 green Mazda. Other items had been thrown about the cab, according to a sheriff’s report.

Soon after the report was made, a sheriff’s deputy patrolled the neighborhood and was flagged down by several residents in the subdivision.

Another homeowner reported that her unsecured 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck had been ransacked but nothing was missing, according to a sheriff’s report. However, her satellite radio had been tampered with.

Forest Glenn home

robbed in 30 minutes

A Forest Glenn resident was only gone about 30 minutes the morning of Feb. 3, but it was long enough for her house to be robbed.

Upon returning, she found a slew of items missing, which included two dirt bikes, two Dell laptop computers, a Gateway laptop, Sony gaming items, a Kodak digital camera, and a Hewlett Packard digital camera, according to a sheriff’s report.

The investigating deputy followed muddy tire tracks through the garage, into the kitchen and out a sliding glass door to the back yard. The motorbikes were tracked to a nearby wooded area where they had been abandoned.

The bikes were returned to the owner but the electronic items have yet to be found.