Unlocked Doors Lead to Beach Burglaries
Beach living means trusting your neighbors. Enjoying the laid-back beach lifestyle means that many Islanders leave their homes and vehicles unlocked. That trusting nature proved an open invitation to some thieving miscreants Sunday, as five homes and vehicles were burglarized overnight at several mid-island locations.
Two homes on Coconut Drive reported break-ins. Three vehicles, two on Bay Mar Drive and one in the 3800 Block of Estero Blvd, were also burglarized. The one thing all five incidents had in common according to Tony Schall, Public Information Officer for the LCSO: Every one of the homes or vehicles were unlocked at the time of the burglary.