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Two neighbors report car prowls this week – roughly 30 vehicle crimes so far this month

October 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments

This morning Karen reports that her car was broken into, probably while she was waiting for the Olympic View Elementary School bus.

They smashed the passenger side window and rifled through the glove compartment. They scored an incomplete library audiobook – “Cleopatra: A Life.”

They didn’t get the complete audiobook because one of the CDs was in the player. A small consolation.

This occurred at Northeast 94th Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast.

On Wednesday Donna emailed that her car was broken into on Northeast 102nd Street between 12th and 15th avenues northeast , “leaving quite a mess in their wake.

“They ultimately found nothing of value other than a $20 bill, which they took.”

Car prowls – where a vehicle is broken into but not stolen – are considered the most common crimes in the city. We haven’t reported on them since mid-May, but since the start of October there have been roughly 30 cars broken into or stolen entirely in the neighborhood, according to the police crime map.

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