UPDATE: 11:34a Dec. 28, 2017 – Here is the preliminary report from police. A second police report was filed which is still being processed.
Deputies responded to, 9600 block of Labelle Court, Delray Beach, report of a vehicle burglary attempt in the area. The victim stated that he had checked his home surveillance system and observed a figure come up to his Cadillac Escalade and try to enter through the driver’s door. However the doors were locked and the figure left walking toward another vehicle in the roadway that was not identifiable. The resident was unable to copy the video. Seven Bridges security is reviewing their cameras for related vehicle activity. The vehicle was processed for prints and two latent print cards were submitted for analysis. At this time there are no suspects and the case will be inactive pending further investigative leads.
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — PBSO helicopters and several patrol cars converged on Seven Bridges around 9:50pm in West Delray — apparently following the report of another attempted car theft or car burglary in the new community.
Patrol cars — with lights activated — monitored the community entrance and exit while others patrolled neighborhoods, searching for what is described as a black SUV with two occupants.
PBSO is paying close attention to Seven Bridges. There have been several car break-ins and attempted car thefts in Seven Bridges, Bridges, Stone Creek Ranches and other nearby communities over the past several weeks. All of these communities are on on Lyons Road, between Clint Moore and Atlantic.
Several of the successful car thefts and burglaries involved cars left unlocked with keys inside.
Tailgating through resident gates at area communities is one source of entry for criminals, according to police. In Seven Bridges, which remains under construction, cars may enter through opened gates during the day and lay in wait until nightfall.
GL Homes, the builder of Seven Bridges, has not entered into a traffic enforcement agreement with PBSO, according to police. While officials say this does not result in a lower level of patrol, security experts say police tend to spend time where they can write tickets. In Palm Beach County, police are not permitted to issue misdemeanor traffic tickets in gated communities in which a traffic enforcement agreement is not in effect.