Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Seven cars were broken into while parked in the rear lot of the Holiday Inn Express at Holiday Drive in Summerville the night of March 30. An estimated $5,200 in personal items and portable electronics were reported stolen from the seven victims.
The auto break ins are believed to have occurred sometime after 8:30 p.m. and shortly after midnight on March 31, according to a Summerville Police Department incident report.
Police responded shortly after 7 a.m. on March 31 and departed the scene about two hours later.
The first victim, of Wilson, N.Y. found the driver’s side front window of her rented 2012 Chevy Impala shattered. An $80 black Garmin GPS and an unknown amount of change were stolen, according to the report.
A Charlotte man said he parked his 2009 Toyota Camry at midnight. The front driver’s side window was found shattered and a $100 Garmin GPS was reported stolen from his vehicle.
A Saratoga Springs, N.Y. man reported his red 2012 Chevy Suburban was broken into. The front passenger side window was shattered and a $300 telephone was missing.
An Allegan, Mich. man said the front passenger window of his 1994 Chevy Suburban was shattered. He parked at about 9 p.m. The victim said he is missing his wireless router, a broadband air card, an Android tablet, a Kindle tablet, a Kindle keyboard, a Panasonic Lumix camera, two Garmin GPS systems and a Sansa MP3 player. The total value of the stolen items is $1,369.
An officer found a Durham, N.C. woman’s 2013 Toyota Scion with a shattered rear passenger window. The officer alerted the victim, who said she did not observe anything missing. Latent prints were lifted.
A Chesapeake, Va. man’s 2010 Honda Pilot had its front passenger window shattered. The victim said an unknown amount of CDs and DVDs were stolen along with an unknown make and model GPS system. The missing items were estimated to be valued at $250.
A Daniel Island man reported that at about 6:30 p.m. he parked his 2000 Toyota 4Runner in the back parking lot. The front passenger window was found broken out by an unknown object. The victim said a black suitcase with a pull handle was stolen from the backseat. The suitcase contained various clothes. The stolen items have an estimated value of $300.
A Ridgeville woman parked her 2006 Cadillac Escalade in the hotel’s rear parking lot at about 9:30 p.m. that night. Her vehicle’s front passenger window was broken and a red suitcase and black pair of Nike Air Force One’s were stolen. A black Apple iPad was also stolen from the glove box. The stolen items have an estimated value of $2,800.
The estimated damage for each shattered window is between $100 and $150, according to the report.