Times have changed… and so has our “view” of security.
On July 30, 2010. At 0936 hours, a resident of the Glenwood Community reported that her vehicle had been stolen overnight. Wackenhut along with Palm Beach Gardens PD responded to the call. Once on scene we began to collect information.
In continuing efforts to improve the security within PGA National, the Property Owners Association worked with a local company to install video surveillance cameras at each of the exterior gatehouses and the Communications Center. Surveillance cameras are set up to capture and record all traffic entering and exiting PGA National.
Once the information was gathered, it was determined that the vehicle was stolen between the hours of 1200 O’ clock midnight and 0700 Hours. In reviewing the surveillance footage, the stolen vehicle was observed exiting onto Avenue of the Champion at appx. 0130 Hours. Because of the Bar Code on the vehicle, we were able to determine that the vehicle returned via Northlake Blvd. at appx. 1015 Hours. Again, surveillance footage confirmed the vehicle’s return in the residents’ lane.
A Be On the Look Out (BOLO) was issued to all gatehouse and patrol officers. Wackenhut and Palm Beach Gardens PD initiated a search for the vehicle inside each community within PGA National. Wackenhut discovered the vehicle parked on a road in the Glengary community at appx. 1150 Hours. The vehicle was returned to the owner shortly thereafter. While the police have not yet made an arrest in this incident, the video footage captured will assist in their investigation.
As always, our goal is to provide the residents of PGA National with superior service. The addition of the surveillance cameras will help us meet our goal.
Remember to set your alarm when you leave your home and make sure that all doors and windows are secure. Never leave valuables in your vehicle.
Report all suspicious persons and activity to security at 627-1600.