Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Daring the police

When committing a string of smash-and-grab robberies, how often do the criminals operate in a recognizable pattern?
SAN ANTONIO -- The ATM Trio hit again overnight. This time, the three men smashed a white SUV into a Walgreens on the North side; [sic] taking the money machine in minutes.

This is the third time the group of thieves has used a [sic] SUV to ram into a business and take the ATM. In fact, News 4 WOAI has discovered they steal the same type of vehicle, same color, just minutes before they commit their crimes.


It's believed the bad guys prefer using Jeeps as their get away vehicle because they have enough force to break through a security wall, door or window. Also, thieves can easily load things into the back and take off quickly. Police say it's the same trick they've used in at least two other burglaries.

(from WOAI-TV)

It's almost as if they're daring the police to catch on.

If you drive a white Jeep, be careful. It looks like a prime vehicle to steal these days.

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