In my last article, I expressed the importance of securing your vehicle doors, setting your house alarm before leaving, and closing your garage door when not in use. Over the last two months, PGA National had the unfortunate displeasure of experiencing 10 auto burglaries and 12 residential burglaries. The good news is that two arrest were made in connection with the residential burglaries.
However, the facts surrounding the details of the incidents were that all vehicles involved were unlocked, no home alarms were set, and a garage door was left open while unattended. A common trend for criminals is to work in groups or as teams, such as the Pillow Case Bandits. Every vehicle found unsecured, every home burglarized without the alarm being set or an unattended open garage with valuables present increases criminal interest and activity within PGA National. The more crimes of opportunity present themselves, the more frequent they will become.
The city of Palm Beach Gardens is growing and the number of people moving into PGA National is increasing. I cannot express enough how imperative it is to lock all doors and windows, set your alarms, and keep your garage door closed when not in use. As the reader of this article, in efforts to help reduce the occurrence of crime within PGA National, please remind a neighbor of the a for mentioned safety measures.
You are encouraged to report all suspicious vehicles, person(s), and activity and never hesitate to call security at 627-1600. Any information on the person(s) involved or vehicle description will be helpful. In case of an emergency dial 911.