Vehicle burglary spree targets southwest Solana Beach
Residents of southwest Solana Beach were victim to six vehicle break-ins on the evening of Feb. 22.
Cars on Solana Circle, Marsolan and Pacific avenues were burglarized between the hours of 5 and 10:30 p.m.
Encinitas Sherriff’s Lt. Bill Donahue said officers are aware of the incidents and that it is a strong possibility that they were done by the same individual. He said statistically this is a very low-crime area and the department is going to step up its enforcement and public education.
“A lot of them were smash and grabs,” Donahue said, adding that burglars often see valuables left in cars, seizing on the opportunity. “The important thing is if people see any suspicious activity, call us, and don’t wait two or three days.”
Donahue said some of the burglaries took place due to people leaving their cars unlocked. Otherwise, burglars often utilize quiet tools that make it difficult for people on the street to catch them in the act.
There was also a report of one other vehicle break-in on Marsolan Avenue on Feb. 26, and another on Loma Larga on Feb. 25.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Sherriff’s Communication Center at (858) 565-5200.
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