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Dozens of Cars Damaged in Two Locations in Sacramento

Multiple Vehicles Destroyed in Two Sacramento Areas

Police are investigating multiple car break-ins that occurred overnight in two locations in East Sacramento. The Sacramento Police Department said he had 47 vehicles burgled at the American River Commons Apartment Complex on American River Drive. At the same time, 14 vehicles were destroyed in the Crossings Sacramento apartment complex on Ramona Avenue, just 10 minutes away.

Both incidents occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, December 27th. Police said it was unclear whether the two crimes were linked to the same suspect, but the vehicle was similarly damaged.

Catastrophic times for car owners

The owner of the damaged car was devastated to see the car’s windows completely broken. The overnight rain made my headache worse and the car was soaking wet.

They said nothing was stolen, the vehicle had been damaged for no apparent reason, and visible personal items such as sunglasses had been left untouched.

Several other residents told similar stories. They said he damaged more than 20 vehicles at his River Commons apartment complex two months ago. They collected his more than 100 signatures and sent a petition to the apartment management company, but they said they hadn’t done anything.

Residents want managers to improve safety

Apartment residents say they are frustrated with the security around the complex and wish management would do more to improve safety. There are no barriers or fences blocking parking and there is only one gated entrance.

They said local management had recently installed cameras and hired security patrols, but that wasn’t enough, as they didn’t deter the perpetrators from attacking again.

Commons residents said the bad luck could not have come at the worst possible time. With more rain on the way and days until the rent is due, they’re asking for more time to come up with a rent as they spend hundreds of dollars fixing their car windows.

The Sacramento Police Department asks anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-4357 or the Dispatch Center at (916) 808-5471. Police have also set up an online portal for submitting photos and videos of vandalism. Witnesses can remain anonymous and receive rewards of up to $1,000.

YouTube videos Below, KCRA 3 News reports on a series of overnight car break-ins in Sacramento.

Does car insurance cover vandalism?

If you have comprehensive car insurance, it will cover vandalism and damage beyond your control. Out-of-pocket deductibles for blanket coverage range from $500 to $1,000, depending on the insurer. If the repair costs are higher than the deductible, it makes more sense to file a comprehensive claim. However, depending on your car insurance company, making a vandalism car insurance claim can be expensive.

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