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Car windows smashed, items stolen at Boca Raton hotels

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 19:10:00-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Boca Raton police are investigating after they say “several” vehicles were broken into overnight in the parking lots of two hotels. On Friday, our WPTV news crew spotted multiple vehicles with their windows smashed at the Embassy Suites, located at 661 NW 53rd St.

Police said another vehicle was also burglarized at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, located nearby at 5130 NW 8th Ave. Two victims told WPTV the break-ins happened between 11 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday.

Darlene and Micha Scott arrived to Embassy Suites in Boca Raton Thursday evening in anticipation for a jam-packed family reunion weekend. Instead they woke up Friday morning to see the rear window on their Dodge Durango shattered. And two guns stolen. To their surprise, thieves left all cash, electronics and other valuables.

“They went for the weapons,” said Darlene. “I believe that they will get what’s coming to them and I pray that they will do what’s right and return the items.”

“It’s very disturbing,” added Larry Turner, another hotel guest and concerned driver.

A sign in the parking lot of the Embassy Suites warns drivers:

"PARK AT YOUR OWN RISK. LOCK VEHICLES AND REMOVE ALL VALUABLES. MANAGEMENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE."

Police have not released how many vehicles were targeted nor what items were taken. WPTV has reached out to the corporate offices for both the Hilton and Marriott and haven’t heard back yet.

If you have any information that can help detectives, call the Boca Raton Police Department at 561-338-1234.