Area in Coral Springs Hit Hard by Car Thieves

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Over 20 auto thefts have been reported just this year alone and Coral Springs Police are asking residents to be vigilant about keeping their property safe from thieves.

According to Sergeant DeRosa, the auto thefts have occurred along the Coral Ridge corridor from Atlantic Boulevard to Wiles Road and crooks are targeting all makes and models. Most thefts have occurred late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, and the majority are crimes of opportunity where owners have left spare keys inside of their vehicles.

Even if you are locking your doors, hi-tech thieves can still get in without breaking a window or forcing the lock. The National Insurance Crime Bureau are reporting thieves using a “mystery device” that’s made up of two units. The first unit catches your key fob’s signal and relays it to the second unit. Whoever is holding the device can go up to your car and your car will think its reading your key fob, unlocking the doors.

What can you do?  If you can’t park in your garage, install cameras on your home.  They are inexpensive and are a good deterrent. Park your car in a well-lit area. Never leave their car doors unlocked or valuables inside, and call police if you see anything suspicious.  

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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  • Anthony Acevedo

    The wheels of two cars were stolen one night last week in my community – Village Green on Sample Road.

  • UScitizen1

    What if you live in a complex that only has a parking lot? It’s looking more and more like my family and I need to leave this city we used to feel safe in.

  • richie b

    MY honda accord 2016 sport was stolen in sherwood forest between 10:30 pm and 6:10 am an wednesday/ thursday morning its crazy because I think its someone who lives in my complex but of course I cant prove it .
    richie b.