SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: ROCK, RANGE, RUG
Between July 9 and 1:06 p.m. July 16, burglars tossed a rock through a window at a newly built furnished, but vacant, home for sale in the 4500 block of Arcady Avenue. Once inside, they ripped the alarm keypad from the wall, cut off power to the house, and removed a $1,000 green Brazilian cowhide rug and a $12,000 stainless Wolf model range with instruction manuals. Damage estimate: $7,000 to walls, paint, countertops, alarm system, and window.
Removed from a possibly opened detached garage at a home in the 4200 block of Livingstone Avenue before 10 a.m.: a men’s $300 blue and silver Trek mountain bike last seen July 8.
A home in the 4300 block of Southern Avenue has become a popular target for thieves. Stolen most recently: a Clipper Creek electric car charging cord ($589 value plus $36 shipping) delivered by UPS at 11:49 a.m. to the front porch. Another UPS package, containing $40 women’s pants from Banana Republic, was taken after delivery on July 5, and a $50 Huffy bicycle was stolen on June 28.