Rash of Car Break-Ins Hits a Coral Springs Apartment Complex

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Residents in one Coral Springs apartment complex were the latest victims of car burglaries over the weekend.

According to Police Capt. Brad McKeone, 15 vehicles were broken into at the Park Place at Turtle Run apartment complex located at 3600 Terrapin Lane. Eight vehicles were left unlocked and seven had their windows smashed either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Items stolen were credit cards, an amazon tablet, wallets, identification and cash. McKeone said that Park Place, which is not gated, had no security cameras that they knew of, and so far no witnesses have come forward.

“This is part of the message we’re trying to push to our residents: ‘Make a call Make a difference,’” said McKeone. “They [suspects] had to be walking around for awhile making some noise.”

Since eight of the vehicle were unlocked, he wants to remind residents to set a reminder on their phones to lock the cars every evening.   

“They typically don’t break in if they don’t see anything of value.”  He also reminds everyone to take valuables out of the car and lock the car doors. Especially do not leave the key fobs inside of the car which has been problematic in the past.

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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  • Lesley123

    We don’t live in an apartment complex, but our cars have been broken into a few times. Enough is enough. Police, PLEASE patrol neighborhoods at night. These thieves need to be caught before they escalate.

  • kilroy

    maybe they need to install security camera’s this way when they are identified and caught their mothers can say how good their kids are and how they just fell into the wrong crowd…

  • Dario Mincuzzi

    I live here too, and I work at a hospital. So, when it’s my turn to work, I have to wake up pretty much at 5:00 am in order to get on time. When I got out of my apartment at 6:15 am that same morning of Saturday, I noticed something was between two cars parked in front of my apartment. Initially, I thought it was a cat, but it was a broken car’s glass. Hence, I looked up and noticed across the street the same exact thing between other two cars. This was at bldg 11. The problem with this community is that the management got greedy and do not want to invest in safety issues but only in things which benefit the company such as painting apartments, cleaning bldgs, trimming trees so the visitors will see how “beautiful” is this ideal place is. BS! They must start investing money on safety and on crime prevention and, for instance, start installing more lights, cameras, and if needed, build a damn gate! Neighbors can not be the only ones who are blamed! We never leave not even an umbrella in the car. Indeed, if something happens to our two cars even though nothing is within, I’ll make sure to pay a lawyer and make some money out of it besides paying for the car’s windows. Stop being greedy and take care of your community! My eyes are also open, I personally take care of the place where I live, especially of the compacter which is always full of trash outside due to individuals who disregard the basic rules of civility! But, I can not save the world by myself! The community must unite and take care of their own home for God sake. Said so, the management must back us up and stop making profit out of our insecurity for once!