Police Investigating String Of Car Burglaries
Four cars were burglarized last week in West University Place, and at least two of the crimes at the same location were related. An earlier car burglary at the same address may also be related.
Two burglaries happened on March 25 in the 4100 block of Byron Street, the location of Colonial Park. Officers arrived around 4:30 p.m. and met with the victims, who said someone smashed the windows of their cars and stole their purses from inside.
Another car burglary happened near the same location several days before, on March 22. In that incident, someone smashed a vehicle’s window around 5:20 p.m. and stole the victim’s purse.
“They’re all three being investigated to try to figure out if it’s the same person,” said West University Place Lt. Charlie Deily.
Police have a lead in the cases and they are investigating two possible suspects, Deily said.
The fourth car burglary, probably unrelated to the others, last week happened on March 24 in the 2700 block of Fenwood. The victim reported to police around 10:15 a.m. that someone entered the car and took her property.