Commerce police are looking for the person or persons who recently broke a window to enter one vehicle and entered three other unlocked vehicles on Lathan Drive.
Police first responded to a residence where a 19-year-old white female showed them her vehicle, the right front window of which had been knocked out with a brick.
The victim explained that she’d left her pocketbook in the front passenger seat, and it was gone. She also said that the vehicle’s burglar alarm failed to go off.
The purse contained a wallet with $120 in cash, two checks totaling $180 made out to the victim, a Samsung Galaxy Note, cosmetics and miscellaneous items.
A 54-year-old white female at the same address told police that she’d left her vehicle unlocked and someone stole her GPS device and seven music CDs.
Police found papers in that vehicle belonging to a neighbor. Upon checking with the 72-year-old white male, they learned that his vehicle was unlocked and someone had entered the glove compartment. He reported a pair of binoculars, a pair of glasses and a pair of clip-on sunglasses missing.
One of the officers found more papers nearby from yet another Lathan Road address. He talked to an 80-year-old white male whose vehicle had been left unlocked. Someone left the glove compartment door ajar, but the only things the man reported missing were a pair of bungee cords.
Dispatch sent police back to the original complainants. They’d found a Bible cover and a black case containing the binoculars and glasses, all of which had been removed from the various vehicles entered.
For reports on all incidents investigated by city police during the past week, read the July 9 issue of The Commerce News.