At the time this article was written, PGA National was experiencing a rash of burglaries. In the span of ten days, Security responded to three residential burglaries and three auto burglaries. Two of the residential burglaries occurred within the same community, a day apart. These recent incidents have brought our yearly totals to four reported residential burglaries and nine auto burglaries.
In a past article, I discussed “Crimes of opportunity” and how they relate to protecting you from becoming a victim of a crime. Crimes of opportunity present themselves in a variety of occurrences. Occurrences such as open garage doors, unsecured bicycles left outside overnight, and unsecured vehicles. In the cases involving the auto burglaries, all were the result of unsecured vehicles. The various items taking from the unsecured vehicles were loose change, sun glasses, electronic equipment, and anything else that the suspect(s) could place in their pockets.
The purpose of this article is not to freighting anyone, but to inform you, also to reiterate the importance of securing your valuables. Every time a crime of opportunity occurs, it leads the criminal element to seek out more victims. It is vital that you remember to lock all doors and windows, set your alarms, remove valuables from plain sight in your vehicle, and keep your garage door closed when not in use. Together with your help, we can reduce the level of crime within PGA National.
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.