UPDATED: 8:41a January 3, 2017 with police report revealing keyfob left in 7Bridges vehicle, was allegedly stolen from closed garage during daylight hours, although homeowner, in statement police highlight as being “sworn,” says they did not hear garage open and no one in neighborhood saw anything suspicious.
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Another round of burglaries, car burglaries and car thefts are being investigated by PBSO in the West Delray sector that runs from Clint Moore Road to the south, Atlantic to the north, 441 to the west and Lyons to the east.
In the first two days of 2018, two car thefts and one car burglary were reported in Mizner Country Club, specifically on Del Prado and Mira Vista Lane.
In Seven Bridges, a residential burglary is being investigated on Eden Roc Court. It was reported at 6:22pm on Monday. This is the second residential burglary on Eden Roc in the past several months, and the latest criminal activity in the new community.
PBSO tells BocaNewsNow.com that many of the latest car thefts, burglaries and car burglaries in Bridges, Seven Bridges, St. Andrews, Mizner Country Club and Boca Grove involve homes and vehicles where owners or residents are leaving doors open, garage doors open, car doors unlocked, or windows down. They are occurring in communities with gates, without gates, armed guards and unarmed guards.
“People believe they are protected by gates,” said one official to BocaNewsNow.com. “They are not. You can never let your guard down. Gates are a deterrent, they are not protection.”
Here is the police report for the Eden Roc theft.
On January 1, at 7:18 pm Deputies responded to the 9500 block of Eden Roc Ct in unincorporated Delray Beach in the subdivision of Seven Bridges to a delayed report of a burglary to the residence and theft of a vehicle from the garage.
Upon arrival, deputy met with the victim and owner of the vehicle who completed a sworn stolen vehicle affidavit. The victim stated that her husband had driven the vehicle home at 3:30 pm after dropping some relatives off at Palm Beach International Airport. The vehicle was parked in the garage and the door closed. The vehicle fob was left in the vehicle. The victim further stated that she and her husband were both home and heard nothing suspicious. At 6:05 pm, the victims grandson returning from the community clubhouse asked where the vehicle was. The vehicle has no tracking device and security could not find the vehicle exiting on their security cameras. There are no video cameras at the residence or at neighboring residences. A garage door technician responded to the residence while on scene and recoded the garage door opener. He also advised that there were no signs that the garage door had been tampered with or forced open.
The vehicle was entered as stolen by PBSO teletype with a record number of 2018-V-4. A canvas of neighboring residences of 9506, 9511, 9512, 9518 and 9523 Eden Roc Ct found no one home at 9506, 9523 and 9518. At 9512 and 9511 the residents could advise of no suspicious activity during the time period in question. There are no suspects at this time and this case will be inactive pending any further investigative leads..
PBSO stresses that anyone who knows anything about the ongoing crime wave should call crimestoppers at 800-458-TIPS. The “Connect and Protect” app — available for all types of phones — lets people witnessing crime to send information directly to deputies on patrol.
While PBSO patrols all communities, officials stress that they do not have traffic enforcement agreements in place in several communities that apparently do not want deputies writing tickets to homeowners and guests speeding through quasi-private streets. Among those communities: Bridges, Seven Bridges, Boca Grove and Mizner Country Club.
Deputies, criminal justice experts say, tend to spend more time in areas where they are authorized to write misdemeanor traffic tickets.