Roofing companies and large families now have more in common than hail-damaged homes as each were victims of multiple thefts and burglaries during the past week.
Between Wednesday and Monday, six SUV owners are now missing a third-row seat while roofers had thieves take supplies left outside multiple job sites. The three roofing companies that were hit this past week were cleaned out — shingles, tools, an assortment of roofing materials — for more than $12,000 combined.
These ne’er-do-wells are making a habit of opportunities that are being handed to them. If you have an SUV, take the proper steps to protect your property. By now, those riding in their Suburbans should know that the popping open the back hatch can bypass the alarm. Park you car in your garage, back it up to the door, or take the seat out if it’s not being used.
Between 6 p.m. Oct. 23 and 6:30 a.m. Oct. 24, a burglar broke into a blue 2008 GMC SUV in the 6400 block of Brookshire Drive and stole a $1,500 third-row seat and a $1,000 GPS/stereo system.
Between 1 and 9 a.m. Oct. 23, a burglar broke into a silver 2007 Chevy SUV in the 4100 block of Valley Ridge Road and stole a $1,200 third-row seat, a $300 stereo, and a $200 GPS.
Between 9 p.m. Oct. 26 and 10 a.m. Oct. 27, a burglar pried open the back window of a black 2012 GMC SUV in the 5100 block of West Hanover Avenue and stole the $2,000 third-row seat.
Between 10 p.m. Oct. 26 and 1 p.m. Oct. 27, a burglar pried open the back window of a black 2012 GMC SUV at Sewell Buick GMC in the 7400 block of Lemmon Avenue and stole the $3,000 third-row seat.
After 11 p.m. Oct. 27, a burglar brok into a white 2010 Cadillac SUV in the 4500 block of Elsby Avenue and stole $3,000 worth of rims and tires as well as the $1,000 third-row seat.
Between 7:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 29, a burglar pried open the back window of a silver 2009 GMC SUV in an alley in the 7700 block of Inwood Road and stole the $2,000 third-row seat.
After 9 p.m. Oct. 24, a thief stole $7,000 worth of shingles from a rear driveway in the 7100 block of Lakehurst Avenue.
Between 3 p.m. Oct. 25 and 7:15 a.m. Oct. 26, a thief stole $5,000 worth of shingles, five turbine vents with a combined value of $500, $240 worth of felt, and more than $500 worth of other tools and equipment from a driveway in the 6900 block of Northwood Road.
After 7 p.m. Oct.29, $900 worth of shingles were stolen from a carport in the 7000 block of Baxtershire Drive.
After 10:30 p.m., $5,700 worth of roofing materials were stolen from a rear driveway in the 7200 block of Lakehurst Avenue.