February 10, 2012

Vehicle burglaries in Key Largo

Sheriff’s deputies took reports of seven vehicle burglaries in the vicinity of Largo Road Thursday morning.

The vehicles which were entered were all left unlocked, parked in front of or in the driveways of residences in that area. Suspects took a wallet, DVD player, a watch, a purse, a carton of cigarettes and cash from the vehicles.

One victim said his dogs were barking overnight, but he didn’t check to see what they were barking at; one said he heard his car alarm go off, but didn’t look to see why.

The Sheriff’s Office always recommends locking car doors, even if they are parked in the driveway or in front of your house. It only takes a moment to lock the doors, but it will, in most cases, prevent a crime from taking place. Most vehicle burglars will not use force to enter a vehicle. They simply walk down a roadway in the middle of the night trying car doors until they find one open.

Anyone who has information about these crimes should contact the Sheriff’s Office. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. If a tip leads to an arrest, the caller would be eligible for a cash reward from Crime Stoppers. To submit at tip, call 1-800-346-Tips or go to www.tipsubmit.com.

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