This holiday season, thieves are targeting purses left in cars.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, December 1, 2012
This information was provided by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office: On November 19 at 6:45 p.m., surveillance cameras at Shapes Fitness Center located at 731 Lumsden Road in Brandon captured images of two suspects exiting a white newer model Mercedes GL450 and looking into parked cars with flash lights. The suspects continued checking the parked cars until they found 3 vehicles with purses and other personal items sitting out in plain view. The suspects smashed the car windows took the item and fled the parking lot. Later on, one of the suspects contacted one if the victim's bank to acquire account balances. This is typical method of operation previously seen by the criminal group known as the "Felony Lane Gang." Shoppers or anyone …
As the holiday shopping season kicks off, local law enforcement agencies are urging residents to play it safe.
Black Friday is officially here and that means the holiday shopping season is kicking into high gear. It also means that thieves will be on the prowl, just waiting to spoil the fun. To help make sure Westchase residents stay safe this holiday season, we’ve compiled some of the best advice offered by the Hillsborough and Pasco county sheriff’s offices. While residents can count on deputies working hard to ensure their safety and will likely see increased patrols at shopping centers and malls, law enforcement officials say they can’t do it all on their own. “It’s your turn to stay informed, alert and educated about your personal safety and the safety of your property,” say officials from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Here are …