WESTON, Fla. – Broward Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for the thieves who left several drivers stranded without wheels Thursday morning in Broward County's Weston community.
Six drivers woke up to missing rims and tires. Detectives responded to the area of the Weston Place Apartments, 16000 S. Post Road, to investigate the overnight heists targeting Toyotas and Hondas.
Corina Cordova was among the victims. She said her apartment complex is partially responsible because the gates are never closed leaving their vehicles vulnerable to burglaries.
"I get so mad because you know like this cost me a lot and they don’t want to put up the gate," Cordova said.
According to Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff's Office, detectives are encouraging car owners to use specialty locks on their tires to deter thefts. The wheel locks, which vary depending on the wheel style, can only be removed with a key.
Oglesby said detectives are asking any residents with surveillance video to contact them