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Vehicle break-ins reported at apartment complex

Bexley Village residents have been on alert since police responded to two vehicle break-ins at the apartment complex last week.

At 9 a.m. March 9, police took a report from a Bexley Village resident who, while sitting on her patio, saw a man break out the window of a red Ford Mustang. According to the report, she saw the man trying to open the passenger door and when he was unsuccessful, break the window.

Responding officers found the car's stereo had been ripped out of its frame on the dash. The report said the glove box and center console were rifled through, but police were unable to determine if anything else had been taken because the vehicle's owner was not a resident of the complex. Police learned the victim was in California and had parked his car outside his cousin's apartment during the trip.

The next day, Bexley police were called to the 800 block of Village Creek Drive once again to respond to a victim who realized at noon that the passenger-side window of her Jeep Grand Cherokee was smashed and her in-dash CD player and GPS unit was stolen.

In other recent Bexley Police Department incident reports:

* On March 9, a resident of the 600 block of Euclaire Avenue reported that at 8 p.m., someone threw a brick through her garage window. According to the report, nothing was taken from the garage, but it looked as if an intruder may have stood on top of a $200 grill, breaking off its side burner.

* A homeowner in the 2000 block of Bryden Drive confronted a burglar March 11. The victim told police she noticed a man walking up the driveway about 3:30 p.m. and then heard a side door open. According to the report, she ran downstairs and found him in the hallway, where she yelled at him. He promptly walked out and she called 9-1-1 immediately