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'Car creepers' steal Range Rover from Palm Beach County home

Posted at 2:54 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 18:52:16-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office confirms a Range Rover was stolen from a home.

The theft happened overnight Friday in the Tree Tops neighborhood in suburban Wellington on Sweet Wood Way.

A neighbor's security cameras captured what appears to be three young men "car creeping," which PBSO said means when they pull on car handles to find an unlocked vehicle.

A white SUV type vehicle appeared to be accompanying them.

Susan Graves said her car was rummaged through because she accidentally left it unlocked.

She woke up Friday morning to find her garage opened. She said the thieves must have used the garage opener in her car, but thankfully she does not believe they took anything.

"That's scary and we're tightening up the locks on the house now and changed the garage door openers," said Graves.

A few doors down, PBSO said a homeowner's Range Rover was stolen. The homeowner had apparently left the keys to the car inside.

This is not the first time this neighborhood has fallen victim to car thefts and car creepers. In August, PBSO confirmed six car break-ins in the area in one night.

"First it's rummage through the car, then it's steal the car," said David Hancox, whose security cameras caught the thieves on video. "You know I'm scared. What could happen if they decided to get a little more brazen?"

Anyone with information on the theft should call the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.