Multiple Car Break-ins Captured On Video In One Kansas City Neighborhood

Wagswoofs –  Car break-ins and other thefts tend to increase during the holiday season, which makes packages left unattended in cars a tempting target.

Multiple break-ins were captured on surveillance cameras in Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood over the weekend.

One company owner said that there are more and more of them in the area.

“When you’re dealing with areas like the Plaza, Waldo, Brookside, Zona Rosa where there’s a high population of vehicles, especially being parked on the roadways or parked in public garages, the crime of theft from autos tend to centralize in those areas,” KCPD Capt. Corey Carlisle said.

Someone broke the window of a stopped car on W. 74th Terrace, took things from the car, and then drove off in a red car, as seen on video from Bobby Baker’s Lounge.

“Windshields are not a deterrent against theft because they could be broken,” Carlisle said.

“They’re only as strong as whatever object hits it, and your items could be taken. So especially with firearms, don’t leave them in vehicles. Don’t leave your purse visible. Don’t leave change, even a dollar bill, anything.”

In another surveillance video, a person can be seen leaving the street in a red van while carrying a black trash bag. This incident has been reported to the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) and is currently under investigation.

Carlisle emphasized the importance of reporting any incidents like this, urging individuals to take action. He advised victims to make an online report on the official website of the Kansas City Police Department (kcpd.org) for items valued up to $2,000.

According to Carlisle, reports of auto theft play a crucial role in helping property crime detectives identify areas that require additional resources for deterring such crimes.

Since October 1 of this year, the crime mapping website of the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) has recorded over 20 reports of thefts from autos in and around the Waldo area.

Since December 1st, the Kansas City police have received more than 4,000 reports of theft from automobiles.

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