LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – A bunch of individuals digging through their vehicles bombarded a Southern Highlands hamlet.
Residents of Glenhaven awakened Monday morning to discover several of their items taken from their automobiles.
“When I woke up Monday morning to go to work, I saw an alert on my phone,” said Omar Richardson, who lives in Southern Highlands. “It was six kids, three on this side and three on the other side, going through my daughter-in-law’s car and then going through my neighbor’s car and then making their way east down the street.”
He instantly informed his neighbors after receiving the alarm. Several of them awoke to discover their automobiles smashed into, door handles pulled off, and other items stolen.
“There was money taken out and clothes and they had their truck ruffled through,” said Kimberly Perfinski-Kovach, “but one of our other neighbors had their bank card taken and they charged a ton of things within two hours.”
Break-ins have occurred in the neighborhood previously, according to neighbors, but seeing a bunch of strangers go vehicle to car is particularly frightening.
“It’s scary for those that have to go to work in the morning. What if these guys got startled by somebody, what are they willing to go through to get away,” said Richardson.
People should never leave valuables in their cars, especially during the holiday season, according to Jonathan Alvarez of Crime Stoppers of Southern Nevada.
“If you have a car alarm, make sure that you activate that so when you lock it, make sure that the beep goes off, acknowledging that the alarm actually works,” said Alvarez. “Consider window tint as well, it is a great option as most of our vehicle burglaries we see throughout the valley are usually crimes of opportunity,” he continued.
While the area has onsite security, several of the residents who were attacked on Monday morning have filed police reports with Metro.
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