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Crime Map: Thieves Target Cars in Restaurant Parking Lots

Find out where vehicle-related crime is happening in Roseville.

The above map shows where vehicle-related crime, such as stolen cars, thefts from vehicles and damaged vehicles, has been reported in Roseville between May 26 and June 11.

This map is put together using information from the Roseville Police Department.

Hover over each icon to read more about each incident. .

Roseville Police report some recent trends in vehicle-related crime recently. They have had a number of vehicle burglaries this week where the burglars stole purses, wallets and laptop computers that had been left in plain sight in the passenger compartments. 

They also seen garage remotes and other valuables stolen from unlocked vehicles.  The safest place to store your vehicle at home is inside your locked garage. If that's not possible, remove all valuables, including your garage remote (which could give a thief access to your garage and home) roll up all windows securely and make sure all doors are locked.

Also, when you're out shopping, dining or working out, never leave your purse, wallet or laptop in your unattended car, even for a few minutes.

Here's a look at the vehicle-related crime in Roseville between May 26 and June 11:

Saturday, May 26

Between 7:45 and 7:57 a.m. May 26, someone broke the window of a car parked at a recreation facility in the 10000 block of Fairway Drive, and took a purse that had been left on a back seat.  Within 10 minutes, the victim's credit card was used at nearby businesses.  Officers are investigating to try to identify the suspects.

Thursday, May 31

Sometime overnight on May 31/June 1, someone egged and scratched a vehicle in the 1400 block of Quail Circle. The victim said this was the second egging in two weeks.

Monday, June 4

Overnight on June 4/5, a thief went into a possibly unlocked car parked in a driveway in the 8100 block of Bauser Avenue, and stole a wallet containing the victim's ID and debit card.  The victim's debit card was soon used at a gas station in Antelope.

Wednesday, June 6

Overnight June 6/7, someone broke the window of a pickup in the 200 block of Ardmore Avenue and took tote bags and a canvas briefcase containing a laptop computer.  A neighbor found the tote bags discarded in the intersection of Ardmore Avenue and Fairfield Avenue.  They were recovered and returned to the victim.  The laptop bag and laptop are still missing.

Overnight on June 6/7, thieves went into unlocked vehicles in the 1100 block of Kris Way and the 900 block of Keith Drive, and stole music CDs, registration documents and a garage door opener.

Overnight June 6/7, someone broke the window of an SUV parked in the 1200 block of Glenbrook Avenue.  A duffle bag was taken and found discarded on a neighbor's lawn.  It's unknown at this time what else was taken.

Overnight June 6/7, someone broke the window of a vehicle parked in a driveway in the 500 block of Oakborough Ave., and took cash from a wallet that had been left on the seat. The burglar also rummaged through a second unlocked vehicle in the same driveway, but didn't find anything of value to take.

Thursday, June 7

At about 2 a.m. June 7, someone smashed the window of a car parked in a driveway in the 1000 block of Kensington Drive, and took a purse and a wallet containing cash and the victim's ID, debit and credit cards. Within a few hours the victim's cards were used to make unauthorized purchases at stores in the Antelope area.  Two suspicious males were seen in the area, using a flashlight to peer into car windows.

Between 9:14 and 10:14 p.m. June 7, someone broke into two vehicles parked in a restaurant parking lot in the 1900 block of Taylor Road.  The unknown suspect broke the windows of both vehicles and took a laptop computer and shopping bags containing new clothing.

Between 9:30 p.m. June 7 and 2:20 a.m. June 8, someone broke the windows of a vehicle in a retail parking lot in the 9200 block of Sierra College Blvd., and took a cell phone.  The unknown suspect also went into another unlocked vehicle and took house keys and other small items.

Saturday, June 9

Between 9:45 and 10:45 p.m. June 9, someone stole a possibly unlocked red 1990 Toyota pickup from a parking lot in the 1100 block of Roseville Parkway.

Overnight on June 9/10, a thief found four unlocked vehicles on San Esteban Circle. Items taken included stereo speakers, a portable GPS navigator, jumper cables, a cell phone charger, and a garage remote.

Monday, June 11

Between 5:45 and 7 p.m. June 11, someone smashed the window of a car parked at a restaurant in the 2000 block of Taylor Road, and took a laptop computer.

At about 7:15 p.m. June 11, someone smashed the windows of two vehicles parked at a restaurant in the 1500 block of Eureka Road.  The thief took laptop computers, a wallet containing ID and credit cards, and other items.  In each burglary, laptop computer bags had been left on the back seat of the cars.  A witness saw a heavyset Asian male with shaved black hair break the rear window of one of the cars, reach in and take a laptop bag.  The suspect drove away in white 1990s-model four-door sedan.

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