Several cars vandalized at Tri-Rail parking lot
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are investigating the scene of several vandalized cars at the Tri-Rail park and ride lot in Hollywood.
Hollywood Police said an unknown number of bandits smashed windows and broke into six cars on the Southwest corner of Interstate 95 and Sheridan Street early Monday morning. The thieves ransacked the cars and stole personal information and several items, such as insurance cards and radios.
The Tri-Rail station park and ride lot is used by many people, as they park their cars and get on the train to go to work. "I came at around 6 this morning, and now I found my car and the glass broken," said Luz Monroe.
Another victim said he never leaves anything valuable in his car because of this reason, yet he found one of his car windows smashed. "I opened the door and saw the glass just laying all over the seat, and luckily, like I said, I don't leave anything in the car except they got a pair of expensive sunglasses, that's it," said Jim Haydu.
Police dusted the vandalized cars looking for fingerprints and searched the scene looking for any other evidence that might link them to the subjects responsible for this crime. As a result the have the identity of one at least one vandal.
Police are hoping a surveillance camera on a nearby water tower recorded the vandals either heading to or leaving the scene of the crime.
There is no overnight security nor surveillance specifically at the parking lot, so for people who work overnight and use Tri-rail, the vandalism is disheartening. Munroe said, "There's supposed to be security. I don't know what happened."
If you have any information on these robberies, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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