PSLPD investigating multiple burglaries in residential neighborhood
Port St Lucie, Fla- Port St. Lucie Police is investigating multiple burglaries in a residential neighborhood whereby the suspect(s) enter unlocked cars then use the garage door opener to gain access to the house.
Investigation revealed that in the early morning hours of January 7, 2018, suspect entered an unlocked car located at 5773 NW Canada St. The suspect used the garage door opener from inside the car to open the garage door. Suspect then entered the garage. Then went into the house from an unlocked door that leads into the house from the garage. While inside the house the suspect stole a purse and I-Pad. Police were later notified that the stolen credit card from the purse was used in the Fort Lauderdale area.
Police then went to 5912 NW Conus St. for reports of a similar type burglary.
The victim told police that when they woke up the morning of January 7, 2018, they noticed the door from the house to the garage was open. Also, the garage door was also half way open. The victims then checked the two cars in the driveway. They then discovered both cars had been burglarized and the garage door opener was missing from one of the cars. The suspect stole winning Florida Lottery scratch off tickets from one of the cars. It is unknown if anything from inside the house was stolen.
While police were canvassing the area they noticed another car burglary in the area located at 5880 NW Canada St.
In this case a car that was parked in the driveway and a trailer were both burglarized and a debit card was stolen. The victim provided police with video surveillance that shows the suspect rummaging through the car at 4:28 am. The suspect in the video is described as a black male approximately 6′ tall wearing a two tone jacked. Police later discovered that the victim’s debit card was used at a gas station in Fort Lauderdale.
Finally at around 10:15 am police went to 6006 NW Winfield Drive for reports of burglary to the cars and home and a stolen vehicle. Police discovered that in this case the suspect entered an unlocked car. Then used the garage door opener to gain access into the garage. From there the suspect entered the house stole a purse and computer along with the keys to the 2012 Mercedes that was parked in the driveway. The suspect then stole the Mercedes C-250 which had a Florida tag of DSX-J32.
Port St. Lucie Police are alerting residence to this type of burglary and to lock your car doors and as an added precaution remove your garage door opener from your car.
If you have any information on any of these burglaries call Port St. Lucie Police at (772) 871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477)