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Crime Alert: Residential Burglaries and Vehicle Tampering
Eden Prairie Police are investigating three residential burglaries that occurred July 5–9, in the overnight hours while victims were asleep inside their homes. Two of the incidents occurred in the 9000 block of Crestwood Terrace, and one in the 16000 block of Biscayne Blvd.
Police believe unknown suspects used garage door openers from unlocked vehicles to gain access to the homes.
Items taken from unlocked vehicles parked inside garages, and from purses located inside unlocked service doors, include credit cards, cash, jewelry and sunglasses.
Do your part to keep your home and belongings safe:
- Lock all entrances to your home, including garage service doors, and close overhead garage doors at night. Open and unlocked doors provide quick and easy access to cars, items in garages and homes.
- Lock all cars left in driveways or on the street overnight. Thieves can use garage door openers found in unlocked cars in driveways to access garages and homes.
- Do not leave valuables such as purses, wallets, keys and electronics in cars parked in driveways or garages overnight; also consider tucking them away inside your home, rather than leaving them by the door.
Police are asking residents to be alert and report any suspicious activity by calling 911 immediately.