Four vehicles on a Richmond car lot were broken into over the weekend, and several XM radios and GPS navigation systems were stolen from three of the vehicles.
A representative of Adams Pontiac, 1017 Berea Road, reported the incident Monday to Richmond police.
One of the vehicles, a 2011 GMC pickup truck, was being driven on a regular basis by an employee who also reported stolen a Ruger .380 caliber pistol, a Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS unit and a Sony PSP gaming system, according to Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.
“I think that (vehicle) was being driven by one of the employees as a demo,” Brock said. “He’d been driving it on a regular basis and left some personal items in it. You’re not prohibited from having a gun in your car as long as you carry it properly.”
All vehicles were broken into via forced entry, the chief said.
“They forced the windows open in some fashion,” Brock said.
The car lot has a minimal amount of security, but nothing that could prevent someone from entering while the business was closed.
“I think there is a gate that keeps vehicles from coming in, but you can walk into it on foot from any direction,” he said.
Sirius XM radios and navigation systems were stolen from a 2011 GMC pickup truck, a 2012 GMC Yukon and a 2011 GMC Yukon.
All of the vehicles were damaged to gain entry and/or during the removal of the installed items, Brock said.
The estimated loss is $11,980, which includes $3,550 in damage estimates, according to police.
• A complainant reported Sunday that his Samsung Android Galaxy S cell phone had been stolen while he was visiting a residence in the 500 block of Hillsdale Avenue. The estimated loss is $400.
• A resident in the 700 block of Barnes Mill Road reported Monday her residence had been entered overnight and a number of items were stolen.
“Entry was gained through an unlocked garage window,” Brock said.
The following items were reported missing: a black Sony cellular telephone (AT&T), $70, a set of Nikon binoculars and a bottle of prescription medication. The estimated loss is $670.
• A resident of an apartment in the 200 block of St. George Street told police Monday that her vehicle had been broken into overnight and a blue MP3 player (possibly a Samsung) and a DC charger for a Motorola cellular telephone had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry, according to police. The estimated loss is $70.
• A resident in the 200 block of Geri Lane reported Monday that his vehicle had been broken into overnight and a Pioneer CD player, model #DEH-P2900MP and a Nextar X311 GPS unit were stolen. There were no signs of forced entry, Brock said. The estimated loss is $234.
Anyone with information related to the above crimes is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
• David Long, 27, Ridgewood Drive, was arrested Sunday and charged with operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drug, third offense, operating on a suspended operator’s license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense.
•A Chestnut Street woman, 31, was arrested Friday for theft by unlawful taking under $500.
• A resident in the 100 block of Silver Creek Drive reported Friday that a red and white Honda CRF 70 dirt bike was taken from the backyard of the residence. The estimated loss is $900.
• A resident in the 200 block of Washington Avenue reported Sept. 25 that an Acer laptop computer, a PSP PlayStation and a PS2 game system were stolen from their home. The estimated loss is $650.
Anyone with information about the above unsolved crimes is asked to call the Berea Police Department at 986-8456.
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