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Nighttime bandits strike north side neighborhood

Posted at 5:37 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 21:57:36-04
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A neighborhood in north Tucson is on high alert after an overnight crime spree.
A person or multiple people zipped through the Meadowbrook Neighborhood, near River and Shannon, stealing things from cars.
In some cases the thieves used force, in others cases, they simply checked for unlocked doors.
The car alarm's warning in the middle of the night was too little, too late for a Tucson woman.
Her car alarm went off about 2 a.m. and she found her window smashed, and things missing from her car.
"I got all shaky and my stomach sank I was like, are you kidding me?"
The woman asked we not to identify her because she is nervous the people who broke into her car might come back.
Her vehicle is one of the nine cars thieves targeted Thursday night.
"It's definitely very invasive. And it's not a comfortable felling I had my id in the car and they took that too, but they dropped it down the street."
Pima County deputies are still looking for the people responsible. Deputies warn people that even though they may feel safe in their neighborhood, valuables left inside are magnets for criminals.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department offers free home security inspections to people living in the county. Volunteers from the Sheriff's Auxillary Crime Prevention Unit will come to your home and inspect it inside and out, and offer tips on how to secure it against break-ins.  The department says to call to arrange a meeting, 520-351-4685.