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Vehicle break-ins occur at gym

Two SUVs were broken into between 8 and 9:45 a.m. Oct. 29 in the parking lot of the 24-Hour Fitness in the 11700 block of Oswego Street in Inverness. Both vehicles had their windows broken and were missing items that had been left in the open.

One victim had an iPhone valued at $720 stolen along with a $250 Coach wallet that held seven credit cards, his driver’s license, insurance card and $70 cash. The other victim had left her purse, containing a wallet with credit cards, in the center console of her vehicle. It was not there when she returned.

Beer thieves work together

About 12:20 a.m. Oct. 25, two white male suspects, estimated to be 19-20 years old, entered the Circle K in the 9200 block of South Broadway in Highlands Ranch. One suspect began to chat up the attendant, asking him questions, while the other suspect went to the beer cooler, removing a 12-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon and proceeded to leave the store unnoticed with the beer.

The suspect that had been talking to the attendant left soon after and a delivery driver informed the attendant it appeared the young men had stolen something. After watching surveillance video police were called. The suspect who took the beer was wearing a University of Denver sweatshirt and a camouflage baseball hat.

Construction cones stolen

About 50 three-foot-tall orange construction cones were stolen from a road project near the intersection of Highlands Ranch Parkway and Wildcat Reserve Parkway sometime between 8 and 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 31.

The reporting party was unsure how someone was able to get away with all the cones during rush hour and there were no witnesses to the incident.

Open garage leads to theft

Sometime between 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and 8 a.m. Oct. 28 an unknown person entered an open garage in the 300 block of Quail Ridge Circle in Highlands Ranch and stole a $120 Garmin navigational system from an unlocked Toyota Prius parked inside.

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