Skulduggery of the Week: Heavy Lifting
Between 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 8:25 a.m. on Nov. 21, a burglar broke into Charming Nails and Spa in the 4800 block of Lemmon Avenue and stole an ATM. The perpetrators escaped with the ATM through a shattered window despite the machine being about 5 feet tall.
At 7:21 p.m., a resident of the 4700 block of Bowser Courtreported the theft of a Cannondale hybrid bicycle, valued at $833, from an open attached garage between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 13.
Between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20, a thief stole a $1,000 Promatic Hobby clay-target thrower and plastic box containing work boots and other accessories, valued at $250, from the bed of a black 2014 Ford F-250 pickup in the 4400 block of Livingston Avenue.
At 2:30 p.m., a contractor in the 4400 block of St. Johns Driveapparently scared off a would-be burglar who had broken into a brown 1999 Ford F-250. The pickup driver spotted a man getting out of a blue Chevrolet Impala to open the passenger door of the pickup before yelling at him, at which point the miscreant fled. Still, the incident caused about $250 in damage.
Between 9 and 11:39 p.m., a thief entered an unlocked white 2012 Range Rover in the 3800 block of Gillon Avenue and stole a Snob purse, along with a pair of Sparco racing boots from an unlocked white 2005 Ford Excursion in the same driveway. During the same time frame, a thief stole a Wilson dual-band cell phone extender and a Garmin GPS unit from an unlocked tan 2012 GMC Yukon in the same block, but those items were later recovered.
Between 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 8:39 a.m. on Nov. 21, a thief stole a MacBook laptop computer from an unlocked black Range Rover in the 3900 block of Miramar Avenue. On the same morning, police arrested a suspect who had the computer.
At 7:28 a.m., an employee of Park Cities Baptist Church reported the theft of five copper downspouts, valued at $4,752, between midnight and 1 a.m. on Nov. 15.
Between 9:05 and 9:30 a.m., a thief stole a $1,300 Louis Vuitton purse and a $500 iPad Mini from a black 2012 Infiniti SUV at University Park United Methodist Church.
At 8 a.m., officers investigated the theft of a $500 Asus laptop computer, a $500 compound hunting bow, and $500 worth of camouflage clothing from a blue 2010 Ford F-150 pickup in the 6400 block of North Central Expressway between 7 and 8 a.m. on Nov. 14.
Between 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 6 a.m. on Nov. 19, a thief stole a green 1999 Ford Explorer, valued at $2,000, in the 3400 block of Bryn Mawr Drive.
At 3:23 p.m., a shoplifter stole an $87 electric toothbrush from the CVS store at Park Cities Plaza.
Between 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 11:36 a.m. on Nov. 21, a burglar broke into a black 2011 Chevrolet Suburban in the 3100 block of Stanford Avenue and stole a third-row seat, valued at $500.