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Car Thieves Hit Keystone Little League

The Little League were holding tryouts at Ed Radice Park.

While parents cheered on their children during Keystone Little League tryouts on Saturday, thieves were casing their cars.

On Saturday, three cars were burglarized between 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

The cars were parked at Ed Radice Park, 14720 Ed Radice Drive, where Keystone Little League was holding spring tryouts.

Two of the cars had their rear passenger window busted out and one of the cars had no signs of forced entry, said Debbie Carter, sheriff's office spokeswoman.

Each car had purses visible inside, Carter said.

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Carter said the thefts are a reminder "not to leave anything of value in you car even if it's parked in your own driveway," she said.

William McGuire, a Keystone Little League parent, said the team has never had an issue at the park before.

"The staff there is great and someone is generally out and about keeping an eye on the parking areas," he told Patch. "Everyone was really shocked as the park is fairly off the beaten path and someone really had to drive there break into the cars."

If you have to leave something in your car leave it in the trunk, but not when you get to your location, Carter advised. Instead put the item in your trunk before you reach your location so would be criminals don't see you place it there.

"The main thing is, if you can, don't leave anything of value in your car if you're away from it," Carter said.

Claudia LeFevre-Lowry January 15, 2013 at 02:09 PM
It is a relief that my grandchildren now have only limited sports activities at Ed Radice. It's a great sports park, but when my car was dinged three separate times by parents that obviously care less about other peoples property, it does make me wonder about the ethics of those using the place. What do you tell your children when you hit an unoccupied car and merely drive away without taking responsibility?

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