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.
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.