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Cars Stolen From Closed Garages

Thieves strike overnight at condos in Sycamore Township.

Someone drove off with two vehicles, and stole items out of two others at Wellington Glen Condos off Montgomery Road.

The condo owners have garages, but the side doors that people use to get to the vehicles are not secure.

The president of the neighborhood association is working with maintenance to get locks for them. He was one of the condo owners whose car was stolen.

Gene Wood's garage door is usually closed, but that didn't stop a thief from stealing his car.

Yesterday morning the head of the neighborhood association at Wellington Glen got a phone call from a neighbor.

Someone rummaged through her car and stole things, and when Gene went to leave his home, he had an unpleasant surprise.

"I went out about a quarter to nine to go to mass at nine o'clock and the garage door was open to my garage and my car was gone and goodness gracious, I knew I had left the garage door closed, I always do."

Gene had a 2011 silver Camry.

He called sheriff's deputies immediately to investigate.

"And my neighbor came around the corner and said, what's going on?  I said well my car was stolen last night, and he said, so was mine."

Two cars stolen, and items taken from two other cars all in one night.

People who've lived here for years say it's definitely unusual for the quiet community.

"I mean we're just a block off of Montgomery Road and you know there's a lot of traffic going by, you don't hear a thing back here."

Gene put out a note letting neighbors know what happened and reminding them to be vigilant.

"It's a great neighborhood and we've never had a problem, but I guess it could happen to anyone."

"We're going to lock the garages and of course everybody will be aware of things going on in the neighborhood."

If you have any information that can help police with this investigation call our partners at Crimestoppers.

The number is 352-3040.

You don't have to leave your name and you can get cash for your clues.
 

 

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