Break-ins re­ported at Cov­ing­ton Fam­ily Y

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - DANIELLE EVER­SON de­v­er­son@cov­news.com

Sev­eral mem­bers of the Cov­ing­ton Fam­ily Y re­port­edly saw a man break into two ve­hi­cles and then leave the scene with stolen items Thurs­day.

A re­port from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment said an of­fi­cer re­sponded to the fam­ily well­ness center lo­cated at 2140 Newton Drive around 9:30 a.m. and spoke with two wom- en who re­ported that their ve­hi­cles had been en­tered.

In one case, a woman told the of­fi­cer that a black male had bro­ken into her 2011 Ford Taurus by knock­ing glass out of the left rear door. The re­port said once the man was in­side the ve­hi­cle, he low­ered the back seat where he was able to re­move the woman’s purse from in­side of the trunk. The woman’s purse re­port­edly con­tained $600 in cash, her driver’s li­cense, a Newton Fed­eral Bank debt card and other debt cards. In another case, a So­cial Cir­cle woman said the same man broke the win­dow out of her 2008

Acura. The re­port said noth­ing was taken from in­side the ve­hi­cle, but said the door to the ve­hi­cle was dam­aged. The woman’s ve­hi­cle was parked on the side lot of the YMCA. Wit­nesses de­scribed the of­fender as a black male in his 30s, around 200 pounds, wear­ing a blue hoodie with white draw strings. Peo­ple in­side the YMCA at the time of the theft said the man left in a blue Mercedes SUV, which had a Florida tag.

In re­sponse to the in­ci­dent, the Cov­ing­ton Fam­ily Y has posted to its Face­book page sev­eral guide­lines to help its mem­bers pre­vent break-ins to their ve­hi­cles. Some in­clude re­mov­ing valu­ables, lock­ing car doors and win­dows, and plac­ing valu­ables in the trunk be­fore ar­riv­ing to a lo­ca­tion.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent can call the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment at 770-786-7605.

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