A reader writes: "It seems that our little corner of the world (4400 block of Greenview – both E and W side alleys) was the target of a smash & grab car burglary spree early this morning. The perpetrator(s) likely struck between 2-4am. Car windows were broken and any small things of value (iPods, cell phones, money, etc.) were taken. It doesn’t seem that any large items were taken, but I’m still taking inventory.
Please take note of the precautions you should take, such as: Keep your garages locked, car doors unlocked (to avoid a broken window), and keep nothing of value in your car. Also, if you were a victim of this incident, make sure that all garage door openers and spare keys that you may keep in your vehicle are accounted for.
Here is the email from our condo president: For anyone who hasn't yet heard, someone went on a car break-in spree in our neighborhood last night. The police were here this morning making out reports. The police believe the perp is an African-American male, about 5'5" - 5'7" tall, who was wearing a red or orange striped shirt. ______ heard a car alarm at about 3 this a.m., so we are guessing that's when he hit. As always, the police recommend keeping any personal property out of view inside your car, particularly cords or other evidence of GPS or music equipment that may be of value."