It’s happening all over the 24/680 but reader “Aimee” says the prolific nature of local car burglars hit home this morning as thieves pounced on cars in local parking lots – making off with all sorts of items.
“My sister and I were parked at the trail lot on Pleasant Hill and Olympic and her car and another car were broken into,” Aimee wrote.
Apparently thieves were busy at the Safeway and Whole Foods parking lots downtown, as well, and we’ve been reporting similar hits in Moraga and Orinda.
Aimee – and her sister – apparently took what they thought were the necessary precautions before they went for their walk Wednesday: “For the record, our purses were hidden and out of sight. The crooks must have been watching and waiting…”
Our thanks to Aimee and her sister for sharing their experience.
If you can afford to lose it, so be it, but this is happening a lot and the thefts do not appear to be slowing down. You may not want to leave valuables in your car while going on long walks or shopping trips – apparently others are shopping, too.