MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Residents of a Hallandale Beach apartment building are frustrated after a number of their cars were broken into over the last week or so.

It’s been happening in the parking lot behind the building at 2200 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard.

“Tuesday morning, I was going to go to my job and found the window (of my car) broken,” said Chris Miluwsky. “I don’t know why. It’s no good. My day is off, (I have to deal with) window, insurance, police”

And what did was stolen from his SUV?

“Nothing,” said Miluwsky, “Maybe three old CDs, Polish music.”

Miluwsky said three other cars parked near his were also broken into and this is not the first time this sort of thing has happened in the apartment building’s parking lot.

Gayle Shankman manages the property.

“The past couple of weeks have been horrific for us. We had two cars broken into last Friday and now today we had four cars broken into. We do have video cameras not here in the back but out towards the front and the sides, but they don’t seem to deter people at all from breaking into cars,” said Shankman. “I’m extremely frustrated and I don’t think there’s enough police presence in the area. If they know that these things take place in quiet areas then why aren’t they patrolling the quiet areas. We can’t just say ‘oh well, it’s a quiet area, we don’t need to look at this.’ Clearly the break ins are starting to happen up here now too so we really need to get some more police presence.”

While the thieves got away with very few valuables, they left behind a mess for the vehicle owners who are now facing costly repairs.


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