Police: Be Aware of Increased Home Burglaries in New Tampa

A crime analysis report by Tampa Police shows there have been 10 residential burglaries this month in New Tampa. Most of them follow the same pattern.

Following on the heels of a warning about auto burglaries involving unlocked vehicles, Tampa Police are now asking New Tampa neighborhood watch leaders to spread the word about thieves targeting homes.

“Since the 1st of November there have been 10 residential burglaries in New Tampa,” according to a crime analysis report by authorities. “The majority of these offenses are occurring during the daytime, on weekdays, and entry is being forced by prying doors. In several of the cases the doors had been left unlocked.”

A wide variety of items have been taken in the break-ins.

Here are the dates of the offenses and the corresponding streets:

  • Nov. 1, Carrington Park Drive
  • Nov. 5, Amberly Drive
  • Nov. 5, Carrington Park Drive
  • Nov. 5, Nature Hike Way
  • Nov. 6, Halsey Road
  • Nov. 6, Greenwich Drive
  • Nov. 16, Oak Alley Drive
  • Nov. 9-16, Amberly Drive
  • Nov. 16, Bridle Club Drive
  • Nov. 15-18, Torrington Avenue

Residents who see or hear anything suspicious are urged to call 9-1-1 or the police non-emergency line at 813-231-6130.


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