One night — three residential parking lots — 26 car burglaries

The Miami Herald

A one night crime wave of 26 overnight car burglaries in North Miami-Dade apartment parking lots early Sunday has Miami-Dade police asking for the public’s help.

Police do so while reminding the public, by way of saying what was and wasn’t stolen, why they’d prefer residents not leave valuables visible in the car.

“The preliminary information reveals that the subject(s) gained access into the vehicles by breaking a window,” the Miami-Dade police release on the burglaries said. “Airbags, radios and other fixed items were not stolen; it appears that only loose items within the vehicles were stolen.”

When police answered several calls about car burglaries at Canongate Condominium Apartments, 800 NE 195th St., they found 14 cars burglarized there. Before they finished there, they heard about eight cars burglarized over at Pinnacle Lake Apartments, 18821 NE Third Court. Then investigators found out officers had been to the condominium at 770 NE 195th St., next door to Canongate, earlier for four other car burglaries.

Anyone with information on these burglaries can call Miami Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477); text 274637 with “CSMD” and the tip; or go to the Miami Crime Stoppers website.