Alamo Heights neighborhood targeted by thieves

Series of vehicle break-ins reported on same street


A neighborhood in Alamo Heights was targeted by thieves this week, as a total of five vehicle break-ins were reported on the same street. According to residents in the 100 block of East Elmview Place, the break-ins occurred sometime overnight on Monday.

"We have a bunch of DVDs, kids DVDs and things like that, and it was just sitting here in the seat," said Ki Shin, whose wife discovered a missing radar detector, after going out to their vehicle on Tuesday morning. "She said this was open like that, and the radar detector was just sitting there."

Just down the street, 16-year-old Stone, said he was disappointed to learn he too was a victim.

"They had cut the wires to the amplifier in there, and then they cut the wires and took the subs and that was it," Stone said. "It sucks, they're lucky I didn't catch them."

Stone said both his and his mother's vehicles were ransacked.

While residents said they believe their neighborhood is a safe one, they'll be taking extra precautions from now on.

"We're hoping it's just a random act," Shin said. "But we'll start locking our doors.  We'll be a little more careful."