More than 2 dozen vehicles burglarized, 2 stolen in Davie neighborhood

Burglaries, thefts reported Wednesday morning in Forest Ridge development

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Layron Livingston - Reporter

DAVIE, Fla. - More than two dozen vehicles were burglarized this month and two vehicles were stolen in a neighborhood in Davie, police announced Friday.

The burglaries and thefts were reported early Wednesday morning in the Forest Ridge development. 

Davie police said every vehicle that was burglarized had been left unlocked and the cars that were stolen had the key fob inside of them.

"This is the first time it ever happened to me," Mitch Kan, whose SUV was stolen, said. 

Surveillance video shows two of the thieves checking door handles for unlocked vehicles.

"I don't know if it's kids or what, but it's not right," Oak Park HOA President Heather Furlong said. "You should be able to feel safe in your neighborhood."

Police said the thieves entered at least one garage after finding the garage door opener in an unlocked car.

"Door locks are standard on every vehicle. We just wish that owners would (use) them more regularly," Davie police Sgt. Mark Leone said in an email.

Police said cash, change and even checkbooks were stolen from the vehicles. 

Anyone with information about the thieves’ identities is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
 

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