Burglars Targeting I-95 Corridor In Brevard
By Space Coast Daily // June 27, 2013
SUSPECTS ENTERING THROUGH SLIDING GLASS DOORS
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA — According to a release from Palm Bay Police Department, residents living in close proximity to I-95 should be aware of an increase in reports of home burglaries that have occurred in the month of June, not just in Palm Bay but throughout Brevard County.
According to Palm Bay Police Department Public Information Coordinator Yvonne Martinez, the reports indicate that unknown suspects are breaking into homes in the designated area known as the I-95 corridor by breaking rear sliding glass doors. The suspects are using pillowcases to haul off stolen jewelry, cash and firearms and are bypassing high-dollar electronics. In many of the reported cases the suspects appear to be using newer model rental vehicles with dark tinted windows.
INCIDENTS OCCURRING BETWEEN 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The information gathered from the reported incidents indicates the primary time of occurrences is between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. during various days of the week but more prevalent on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Nearly a dozen cases have been reported so far just in Palm Bay.
Residents should be mindful of suspicious activity including unfamiliar persons or vehicles during the day and immediately report details to police.
“These suspects are in and out of the neighborhoods very quickly,” said Palm Bay Police Chief Doug Muldoon. “It’s important for our residents to pay attention and report suspicious activity as soon as it’s seen. It’s the only way we will be able to identify suspects and stop the crimes from occurring.”