Police: Paradise Valley homes hit in burglary sting

A map showing the areas of burglaries that occurred Oct. 1-2. (submitted photo)

A map showing the areas of burglaries that occurred Oct. 1-2. (submitted photo)

Between the late evening hours of Oct. 1, and early morning hours of Oct. 2, several Paradise Valley residents fell victim to thieves who entered vehicles and garages in the south-east portion of the town, according to police officials.

Paradise Valley police responded to a total of four calls for service which resulted in the report of one stolen vehicle, one garage burglary and four vehicle burglaries, police stated.

In one of the vehicle burglaries, computer equipment, financial documents and sunglasses were removed. In another, clothing and cigars were taken. In a third vehicle, a pair of sunglasses was taken and in the fourth vehicle burglary, the victim’s purse was taken. The purse was later located after it was discarded; the sunglasses and cash were missing.

It is believed that all of the vehicles were left unlocked when they were entered, police officials said.

informational-bulletin-weekend-burglaries-10-2-16One of the vehicles was entered as it sat in an unsecured garage that had its overhead door open. Also taken from the garage was an adult bicycle, black with oversized white tires.

The vehicle that was reported stolen was a silver 2010 Honda CRV bearing Arizona registration BNY2097.

It is extremely important that residents secure their property by removing all valuables from their vehicles, lock car doors and activate the alarm and double check garage doors to ensure they are closed when not in the garage.

“Do your part in making Paradise Valley less desirable to thieves and other criminals,” said police officials.

Any residents who have seen anything suspicious, the bicycle pictured below or the stolen Honda CRV, are urged to call 9-1-1 immediately to report it. Anyone with information about this crime or any other crimes in Paradise Valley please call the police department crime stopper at 480-948-7410.

For a home security survey or tips on how to make your home safer, contact Community Resource Officer Kevin Albert at KAlbert@ParadiseValleyAZ.gov .

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