Lock Your Cars: Wave of Car Break-ins Continues

Three vehicles were illegally entered over the past weekend, adding to the several reported incidents in Shorewood and neighboring Whitefish Bay.

A rash of car break-ins across the village continued last weekend with three entry to autos.

There were five car break-ins reported last week, and five car thefts over the past month in Shorewood. Whitefish Bay reported 10 break-ins just last week, and another dozen over the previous weeks.

A car was ransacked, but nothing was stolen sometime overnight on Saturday while parked in a driveway on the 1600 block of East Lake Bluff Boulevard.  It is not known whether the car was locked at the time of the theft, but there were no signs of forced entry, police say.

A $200 Garmin GPS and $200 Nano iPod was taken from an unlocked car parked in the 4100 North Murray Avenue sometime overnight on Sunday.

Another car, this one in the 4200 block of North Maryland Avenue, was illegally entered overnight on Sunday. A $30 Coach purse with $6 in change and an $80 iPod classic was taken from the car. The car was unlocked

CowDung November 09, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I blame Obama.
Bob McBride November 09, 2012 at 07:42 PM
People want free stuff.
Brad November 09, 2012 at 09:47 PM
It's hard to call these "break ins" when someone simply opened an unlocked car door and took whatever was left for them. Is it that hard to lock a car?
Bob McBride November 09, 2012 at 09:54 PM
A $30 Coach purse with $6 in change ********************** Is there even such a thing as an authentic "$30 Coach purse"?
Sunrocket November 09, 2012 at 10:25 PM
It was probably a coin purse


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