Thief strikes numerous vehicles in Riverview, one incident caught on camera
Riverview police recorded a rash of larcenies from vehicles that occurred early on June 3.
A resident of the 18200 block of Foxglen Drive reported the first larceny at 4:23 a.m. She told an officer that at 2:07 a.m. she received a notification on her phone from her security camera informing her that movement was detected at the south side of her residence.
She reviewed the footage a couple hours later and discovered that someone had opened the driver's-side door of her Ford F-150 that was parked in her driveway. She told the officer that she had not checked to see if anything had been taken.
The officer discovered that the center console was left open. The owner looked inside and said her Michael Kors sunglasses, valued at $100, had been stolen. Also missing was a cupholder that contained approximately $15 in bills and loose change.
The officer reviewed the security camera footage that showed the thief walking east on Cumberland, cross Foxglen Drive and then over to the victim's residence. The Police Department redacted a portion of the police report that gave a description of what the suspect was wearing.
The security camera video showed the person opening the pickup truck's door, entering it and searching the interior. He was seen exiting the F-150 with some items. He shut the door, then continued walking east on Cumberland, toward Grange Road.
At approximately 8:45 a.m. that same day, an officer was dispatched to a house in the 17700 block of Foxglen for a larceny from auto report.
A resident reported that her 1998 Lincoln Continental and her son's 2019 Ford Fusion had been rummaging through. The unlocked Lincoln, parked in the driveway, did not appear to have anything missing, but the front passenger door had been left open.
Her son's unlocked Fusion, parked on the street, did have items missing. His Cooperstown wallet, which contained four debit/credit cards and his driver's license, was missing. The wallet had been in the center console area.
At 8:57 a.m. an officer was dispatched to a house in the 15900 block of Cumberland for another larceny from auto complaint. The caller said that his and his girlfriend's vehicles had been broken into overnight.
He said he owns a 2022 Ford F-150 that was parked on the street, directly across from his residence. The victim said he parked it there at about 9 p.m. on the night of June 2 and had several friends over to swim.
The resident said he woke up that morning to discover someone had been through his vehicle and had taken his tri-fold wallet that was in the map pocket of the driver's-side door. The wallet contained his driver's license, Discover card, Advia card and a Helzberg Diamonds card, along with an unknown amount of cash. He told the officer that his vehicle was unlocked.
The officer did not observe any signs of forced entry and noted in his report that a laptop computer in the back seat remained untouched.
The other person told the officer that she is the primary driver of a 2016 Jeep Patriot that is registered to her mother. The Jeep was parked in the driveway, close to the garage, at the time the culprit went through the interior, looking through all the compartments before leaving.
She told police that she believes she is only missing $3.
Rounding out the larceny from auto incidents that day was a resident of the 14000 block of Kingswood who filed a walk-in complaint at around 11 a.m. Someone went through her unlocked 2021 Ford Explorer that was parked on the street and stole her clutch wallet.
The victim said her wallet contained a debit card, credit card, her driver's license and approximately $300 worth of miscellaneous gift cards.
The victim contacted her bank and was informed that someone made three recent purchases that had not been authorized.
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