Thieves target vehicles in residential neighborhoods

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By AJ Vicens

A significant number of thefts from parked cars were reported in Jefferson County's south precinct recently.

The majority of the activity occurred on residential streets and driveways and in apartment or condominium parking lots. Neighborhoods south of West Bowles Avenue between Simms Street and Kipling Avenue (Powderhorn, Stanton Farms, Alpers Farm) showed the greatest concentration of activity.

Thefts from parked cars also occurred in Alkire Acres, Columbine Hills, Dakota Pointe and Ken Caryl Valley, as well as the Whisper Creek Apartments and Dakota at Governors Ranch Apartments.

The thefts are believed to have occurred during the night. In almost every incident, suspects entered unlocked vehicles and rummaged through glove compartments and center consoles. Items stolen consisted mainly of small personal electronics, purses, wallets and other items of value.

Report any suspicious people immediately to the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office at 303-277-0211, and always call 911 to report a crime in progress.