Northeast side of Fort Wayne experiencing higher numbers of thefts from vehicles

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles in northeast Fort Wayne.  There have been at least 10 reports of thefts last week and this week, according to the Journal Gazette.

Items taken from vehicles included wallets, cash, credit cards, jewelry, laptops, shoes and a GPS unit among other things. Locations targeted include the areas of East State Blvd, Maplecrest Road, Trier Road, Lahmeyer Road and Maysville Road.

The Fort Wayne Police Department Public Information Officer, Michael Joyner, responded when asked why he thought thefts spiked in that district and he said “When you look at the items taken, it speaks for itself. Invite a criminal into your car and the invitation will be accepted. It takes 15 seconds to remove items of value from plain sight.”

 

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  1. I wonder if police officers remove their computers from their cruisers every night. Wouldn’t it be great if they got stolen and the public response was, “When you look at the items taken, it speaks for itself. Invite a criminal into your car and the invitation will be accepted. It takes 15 seconds to remove items of value from plain sight.”

  2. The police officer’s comment may be blunt but is true none the less. I don’t understand why you would want anyone, let alone a police officer, who puts their life on the line, to get robbed.

  3. My vehicle was one broken into, but nothing was stolen because we do take the 15 seconds to move our valuables. In fact there were at least 3 others on our street (in the area listed), who had their vehicles broken into but nothing stolen. In our case, it was reported as vandalism because they broke the window of our SUV. It’s still frustrating,an invasion of privacy, and against the law- even if they were not robberies.

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