LOXLEY, Ala. (WALA) - The victim of a car burglary said thieves stole some of her most prized personal possessions: photos of her family members.
Bobbi York said she left $3,000 to 4,000 worth of camera equipment in her car Tuesday night, September 3 because it was storming.
York said she locked her car doors and headed into her home in the Autumn Woods subdivision on Highway 90 in Loxley. When she got up the next morning, she said her camera equipment, Kindle and a nice ring were gone but her doors were still locked.
“Two digital cameras, five lenses and six memory cards,” York said.
She said the memory cards have photos of her aunt and grandfather who recently passed away, along with pictures of her grandbaby and her son who just returned from Afghanistan.
“It really hit me hard that somebody hit me so personally, to take that camera equipment I worked so hard for,” York said.
From the looks of her van door, it appears the criminals used a tool to break into the passenger side of the car. York said she just wants her photos back.
She’s not the only one.
Loxley Police said Wednesday, September 4 there were three break-ins and three days later, there were nine more.
Investigators said thieves stole laptops, iPhones, iPads, cell phones, cash and guns, in addition to York’s equipment.
Police said the break-ins were within a mile of each other and they believe a group of two to three people are working together to commit the crimes.
”If you see any vehicles that don’t belong in the subdivision or that you’re not familiar with especially parked in a common area near the front, those are where the look out vehicles are going to be,” said Billy Coley with the Loxley Police Department.
The York family installed surveillance video cameras and cut back on the brush near their home in hopes of keeping the thieves away.
Police believe the crooks are between 20 and 30-years-old.
If you know anything about the break-ins call Loxley Police: (251) 964-6000.
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