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Thieves hit parked vehicles

A vehicle parked outside the AMC 24 off Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch was broken into Nov. 11, while the owner of the vehicle was eating dinner at a nearby restaurant after a movie. When the owner returned to her car, a passenger window had been shattered and an iPad, leather bag full of clothes and new sink faucet were missing.

Thefts in the parking lot of the 24-Hour Fitness off the 11700 block of East Oswego Street in Meridian continue to take place. A man, who showed up to work out around 1 a.m. Nov. 9, had his wallet stolen from underneath the driver’s seat while he was in the gym. The wallet contained two credit cards, $280 in cash, his license and some miscellaneous paperwork. The man believed he had locked his vehicle.

Ring disappears

A woman who dined at the Burger King restaurant on the 9400 block of South University Boulevard in Highlands Ranch around 11:45 a.m. Nov. 7 removed her engagement ring while washing her hands after lunch in the restaurant bathroom. After placing the ring “without thinking” on the corner of the sink, she dried her hands and exited the bathroom.

When she was driving back to her office she realized the ring was missing, drove back to the restaurant and couldn’t find it anywhere. She contacted the manager four days later and was told no one had turned in the ring.

Unlocked vehicles hit

Four unlocked vehicles were reportedly broken into in Highlands Ranch driveways overnight between Nov. 11 and Nov. 14, including on the 9600 block of Teal Ridge Court, the 9900 block of Melbourne Place and two on the 4800 block of Tarcoola Lane. Items taken from the vehicles included a $300 pair of Oakley sunglasses, $120 in cash and a Dell laptop computer. No fingerprints were found. 

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