Star neighborhood latest to be hit by opportunistic car burglars

At least three people who left their cars unlocked in Star Monday night woke up to find items missing from inside.

If there is one concept we here at the Ada County Sheriff’s Office would like our residents to embrace above all others, it would be: lock your stuff up.

The best way to avoid being a victim of theft is to make sure your homes and vehicles are locked all the time.

People who live in the neighborhood south of Floating Feather and Star roads — on Union Way, Cottage Cove Way, and Rose Lake Street — had items taken from unlocked cars, including sunglasses, cash, a digital camera, and bluetooth headset between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

There have been numerous cases over the years of people “jockeyboxing” – which means they walk through neighborhoods and check to see if cars and trucks are locked. If they are not, thieves then go through and steal anything of value.

While the busiest times for vehicle burglaries across Ada County are in spring months of March and April, we also get a lot of reports in the beginning of summer.

So please remember to lock your cars, trucks — and doors to your home and garage areas.

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