BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating numerous vehicle burglaries that were reported Thursday morning throughout Broward County.
BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said deputies responded to 1395 S. Ocean Drive in Hollywood about 4:30 a.m.
She said a car alarm went off and the owner of the vehicle came outside to find that five vehicles had been burglarized.
A deputy was called back to the same location about 6 a.m. by a woman who said that her 2013 maroon Volkswagen had been stolen.
The woman said the keys to the car were taken from another vehicle that was parked nearby.
"I realized it was my car the second time, so I can running outside," James Purkiss, whose vehicle was burglarized, said. "I didn't see anything, so by the time I had gotten something together, they were already gone."
Concepcion said authorities also responded to 3233 NE 10th St. in Pompano Beach after at least 12 vehicles were burglarized.
Concepcion said most of the vehicles had their windows smashed out, although several vehicles had been left unlocked.
Deputies from Lauderdale-by-the-Sea said 14 vehicles were also burglarized in their city.
Deputies said the thieves were driving a black Acura with Florida A&M University tag M12XV. Authorities said the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Lauderhill.
Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
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