Property crime continues trending across the metro . . . Here's the latest example and TENS OF THOUSANDS worth of damage that threatens to impact working families:
When officers initially responded to calls about the crimes they believed there were about 50 victims. Several hours later the number had increased to at least 70, according to police.
There are a lot of cars parked in the area because of nearby apartment complexes and businesses.
Police said they've taken reports from at least four complexes between Metcalf and Nall and believe a large group of people is behind the crimes.
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Dozens of people woke up to unwelcome news Wednesday morning. Overland Park police said thieves targeted cars parked near 135th Street and Nall Avenue overnight. When officers initially responded to calls about the crimes they believed there were about 50 victims. Several hours later the number had increased to at least 70, according to police.
More than 60 vehicles in south Overland Park were broken into early Wednesday morning in what police say appears to be an organized effort. "We think it had to have been a team," says Overland Park Police spokesperson John Lacey. "At least six, even probably 10 people going from car to car, breaking windows, looking inside, things of that sort."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Overland Park police said dozens of vehicles were broken into Tuesday night at an apartment complex. The string of break-ins happened near West 135th Street and Nall Avenue. OPPD said Wednesday morning that most of the vehicles had windows broken out of them.
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