Several Car Break-ins Reported In Gated Communities

BOCA RATON, FL ( — We’ve been reporting on the dramatic increase of car break-ins in several gated communities throughout Boca Raton and West Boca Raton. Boca Raton Police are now investigating a new wave involving the Banyans at Broken Sound.

From Boca PD:

“The victims reported that sometime between December 10th and December 11th, at 6am, unknown suspect(s) opened five unlocked vehicles, Mazda, Landrover, two Lexus and and a Toyota. The glove boxes and center console boxes were found open in all five vehicles.

Similar thefts are also logged from the following addresses:

583 NW 12th Terrace, 5440 NW 3rd Terrace, 4601 NW 2nd Avenue, 1257 NW 5th Street, 1098 SW 5th Street, 1177 SW 3rd Street. has also learned that in one recent theft-from-car incident, the homeowner actually left the keys to the car in the car. To be blunt: don’t be stupid. Lock your cars. Don’t leave valuables in your cars. And for all things holy, don’t leave the keys to your car in your car.