Eight vehicle break-ins during 5-hour stretch
Published 5:17 pm, Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Eight vehicles on Old Elm Road, Wheeler Park Avenue and Eastfield Drive were broken into between roughly 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. Monday.
Five of the eight incidents occurred on Old Elm Road, but only two owners on that street reported items missing. In one case, a Garmin GPS unit, Garmin software, a police scanner and iPhone bluetooth speakers, with a total value of $800, were taken. The victim is a photographer for New York-based newspapers, according to police.
In the other theft, an iPod ($100), a phone charger ($25) and a GPS unit ($125) were reported missing. The only other theft, out of the eight break-ins, occurred on Wheeler Park Avenue. A backpack was taken from a Honda Civic that was parked in a driveway. There was no reported forced entry to any of the vehicles. Doors were left unlocked, according to police reports.