Heads Up, Eyes Open, Valuables Secured

A Lake Park resident has brought it to the blog’s attention that a couple of evenings ago, somewhere around 5:00, on Thursday, August 18th, a burglary occurred in central Lake Park, in the south western part of location L11 on the District 10 Town of Lake Park Map.

The criminals were described as two young black males – one tall – maybe between 16 and 19 years of age, and one younger and quite a bit shorter – maybe 11 to 15 years of age and wearing a dark shirt. They were seen going into a home and exiting with a large screen TV. (It is unknown to this writer if any other items were stolen.)

They got away by jumping the fence behind the house they burglarized and were picked up on the next street by a shiny black SUV, believed to be a GMC. They headed South before driving out of view of a couple of witnesses. If you have information on this crime, please call the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (Main phone: 881-3326). If you see a crime in progress, please call 911.

If you know of any break-ins or other such activity that’s been happening on your street which might be of interest or importance to fellow residents, please let us know at commonsenselp@yahoo.com. We will alert our readers so they can be more vigilant and better stand guard over their property.

Hopefully this is not another rash of burglaries similar to the numerous break-ins that I’ve been told happened in this area back in December and January. Residents in the area were apparently not alerted to what was going on (by the town or the Sheriff’s Office), and as a result the criminals repeatedly broke into unsuspecting homes, both during the day and at night, making off with electronics, jewelry, money and whatnot. It is not known if those criminals were ever caught.

So keep your heads up, your eyes open and your valuables secured in both your homes and your cars. Call the Sheriff’s office if you see anything suspicious. If you know someone who lives in the area of this crime, please alert them. Be on the lookout for unfamiliar individuals walking your street or going door to door soliciting. You never know who may be scoping out The Street Where You Live looking for their next target.

And many thanks to the resident who was on the ball and called the police as this situation unfolded. It is not known at this time whether or not the Sheriff’s Office has any leads or if the thieves have been caught.