By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers
LINCOLN PARK – Touch screen car stereos apparently are the hot commodity this season with many thefts reported in the city Nov. 22.
Police report a driver called police about 5 p.m., when he saw someone breaking into a Jeep Liberty parked in the 1200 block of Dix. Upon arrival, police located the vehicle and then located the owner and told him his SUV was broke into. The owner said the side window was broken out and the stereo was pulled out of the dashboard, but still attached.
Police were called again about 7 p.m. to the 1800 block of Horger when a woman said she parked her GMC Yukon for about five minutes and returned to find the passenger side window completely shattered and pry marks to the dashboard console where her touchscreen radio had been. The radio is valued at $700. A $7 pack of Newport cigarettes also was taken.
A third complaint was lodged when a man left work at Autobahn Freight Lines, 1750 Southfield Road, and found his driver side car window smashed.
The man said when leaving work and returning to his SUV when he discovered his driver side window smashed out of his 2004 GMC Yukon Denali. His $2,600 touch screen stereo was taken from the vehicle.
The incident occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. There are surveillance cameras on the building, but none available to show police the footage at that moment. Investigators are following up on the report.
It is unknown if the incidents are related.
(Tereasa Nims can be reached at [email protected])