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Multiple vehicles burglarized near North Gates of LSU

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Someone broke into multiple vehicles at Fieldhouse Condos on Nicholson Drive near the north gates of LSU overnight.  

Residents woke up to find shattered glass around the parking lots with windows broken on six vehicles. 

"Woke up, came to walk my dog this morning and saw a vehicle in the back, windows had been busted out, so I rounded the corner and about ten of them got busted out, including mine," said one resident, Dylan Hofstetter.

Only one person reported anything stolen despite Christmas presents and other valuables being inside most of the vehicles. Cash was stolen from inside one car.

"They just took 40 bucks out of the center console part and I'm pretty sure they took my iPad," said Devan Richard, another resident.

Police speculate the burglar was only after guns and cash. Things like valuable sunglasses, gift cards, and a new Bluetooth speaker were left behind.  

"I went Christmas shopping last night. There are gifts on my back seat. There's a Bluetooth speaker they could have easily taken. They didn't go thorugh my center console. They didn't go through my glove box," said Hofstetter.

One of the vehicles, a 2015 Ford F-150, had three windows damaged. The burglar attempted to use a glass breaker on the two front side windows, but was only able to crack the glass, so the burglar shattered one of the back side windows instead.  

A police officer on patrol overnight noticed the broken windows and left notes inside each vehicle for the owners to call police to make formal reports. 

"I mean, I'm from a small town, so I always leave my door open and just like don't think of people breaking into your stuff, so I think my car door was open, so it's just like you pay so much money to live in a safe neighborhood and it's like things are increasing no matter how much you pay for safety, people are coming in and taking things," said Richard.

If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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