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Auto burglars find apartments to be good hunting grounds

Original post made on Apr 14, 2009

Auto burglaries are "absolutely" on the rise in Mountain View, police say, especially in the garages of apartment complexes. Another such crime was committed late last week, with valuables taken from three cars at a complex on the 1600 block of Villa Street.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 11:34 AM

Comments

Posted by Paul, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 14, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Blaming the victims for "inviting burglars"... way to go, MVPD.


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 14, 2009 at 11:39 pm

So, if I shot a burglar breaking into my car, could I say the he invited the bullet?


Posted by Peter, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 15, 2009 at 7:09 am

"When leaving such items out, Wylie said, "You are essentially doing a disservice to the rest of your apartment community. You are inviting [burglars onto your home turf.""

What a SILLY SILLY comment by the police department to say....


Posted by Sean, a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 15, 2009 at 11:06 am

It's true, though. I've lived in the same place in MV for five years, never had a problem at all. I never leave stuff in my car at night. But a few weeks ago I left a bag of stuff for Goodwill in the back of my car, and would-be thieves smashed my back window, but luckily because it was right outside my house and I was awake and out there immediately, they ran before being able to take anything. There's no excuse for not being street smart.