Car break-ins up, list of car crime ‘hotspots’

Car break-ins up, list of car crime ‘hotspots’

TEENS, PARENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. ARE INVITED TO ATTENTION. POLICE S.AY AUTO THEFTS AND BREAK-S.IN ARE ON THE RISE IN THE CITY OF GREENVIL.LE A NEW REPORT SAYS. COMPARED TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR. AUTO BREAK INS ARE UP 96%. AUTO THEFTS ARE UP 1.9% POLICE SAY. THE VEHICLES WERE UNLOCKED IN 75% OF BREAK-IN CASES. AND 22% OF THES.FT SOME OF THE HOTSPOTS FOR AUTO BREAK-INS. ARE APARTMENT COMPLEXES AROUND HAYWOOD MALL. THE CLEVELAND PARK AREA. AND THE GREEN AVENUE AREA. FOR AUTO THEFTS. THE HOTSPOTS A.RE APARTMENT COMPLEXES ON HAYWOOD ROAD. AND ON CENTURY DRIVE. CENTURY CIRCLE. VILLA RO.AD AND VERDAE BOULEVARD. REMEMBER TO LOCK YOU CAR. TAKE YOUR KEYS WITH YOU. AND HIDE ANY VALUABLES. SO THE

The Greenville Police Department sent out a warning Wednesday to anyone who drives a car: Criminals are watching you and the target on your vehicle is getting bigger.Sgt. Johnathan Bragg said new information shows the number of car break-ins within city limits has increased almost 100% compared to this time last year.And that’s not the only worry for car owners. Bragg said the number of auto thefts is up almost 20%.He released these crime numbers:May 1 – June 5, 2021Auto break-ins – 52Auto thefts – 27May 1 – June 5, 2022Auto break-ins – 102 (up 96%) Auto thefts – 32 (up 19%)”Autobreakings and auto thefts have increased significantly over the past month, and we need the public’s help to lower those numbers,” Bragg said. He said in many cases, the crime victims helped the criminals. “In 75% of the auto break-in cases, the vehicles were unlocked, and in 22% of the auto theft cases, the vehicles were unlocked, and the keys were inside,” Bragg said.Police are urging car owners to protect themselves by remembering three simple words: Lock, take, and hide.”It is essential for individuals to lock their cars, take their keys with them, and hide any valuables so that they are not visible to anyone looking in the vehicle,” Bragg said .He released this list of Greenville “hot spots” for auto break-ins:Apartment complexes, especially around Haywood MallCleveland Park areaGreen Avenue area, which is west of Anderson Street near Greenville High School, south of Fluor Field. The “hot spots” for auto thefts include:Apartment complexes on Haywood RoadApartment complexes on Century Drive Century Circle Villa Road Verdae Boulevard

The Greenville Police Department sent out a warning Wednesday to anyone who drives a car: Criminals are watching you and the target on your vehicle is getting bigger.

Sgt. Johnathan Bragg said new information shows the number of car break-ins within city limits has increased almost 100% compared to this time last year.

And that’s not the only worry for car owners. Bragg said the number of auto thefts is up almost 20%.

He released these crime numbers:

May 1 – June 5, 2021

  • Auto break-ins – 52
  • Auto thefts – 27

May 1 – June 5, 2022

  • Auto break-ins – 102 (up 96%)
  • Auto thefts – 32 (up 19%)

“Autobreakings and auto thefts have increased significantly over the past month, and we need the public’s help to lower those numbers,” Bragg said.

He said in many cases, the crime victims helped the criminals.

“In 75% of the auto break-in cases, the vehicles were unlocked, and in 22% of the auto theft cases, the vehicles were unlocked, and the keys were inside,” Bragg said.

Police are urging car owners to protect themselves by remembering three simple words: Lock, take, and hide.

“It is essential for individuals to lock their cars, take their keys with them, and hide any valuables so that they are not visible to anyone looking in the vehicle,” Bragg said.

He released this list of Greenville “hot spots” for auto break-ins:

  • Apartment complexes, especially around Haywood Mall
  • Cleveland Park Area
  • Green Avenue area, which is west of Anderson Street near Greenville High School, south of Fluor Field.

The “hot spots” for auto thefts include:

  • Apartment complexes on Haywood Road
  • Apartment complexes on Century Drive
  • Century Circle
  • Villa Road
  • Verdae Boulevard

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