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Columbus police: Car break-ins continue in German Village area

Thieves continue to target motor vehicles in the German Village area.

Two vehicles were targeted June 21 while they were parked in the 800 block of South Pearl Street.

A $300 global positioning system device was stolen from each of the cars between 12:01 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Columbus Division of Police Reports indicate the thief broke a driver side window to gain access to one vehicle and broke the rear driver side window to enter the other.

A 42-inch flat-screen TV, value unknown, was stolen between midnight and 6 a.m. June 18 from a car parked in the 200 block of Jackson Street.

An $800 laptop, $150 iPhone, $80 laptop computer bag, $20 iPhone charger and a passport were stolen from a vehicle between 9 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. June 21 while it was parked in the 130 block of Concord Place.

In other crime-related news from the German Village area:

* A burglary was reported to have occurred around 9 p.m. June 19 at a house in the 800 block of City Park Drive.

The victim told police she had returned home and went into a back room, leaving the front door unlocked.

Upon returning to the front door, she discovered an $800 bicycle had been stolen. The victim she did not see any suspects.

A second burglary occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. June 24 in the 200 block of Frankfort Square.

The victim told police that while she was at work someone kicked open her front door and stole two laptop computers -- one worth 1,400 and the other valued at $1,000 -- a $400 iPad, $300 worth of jewelry, a $7,000 violin with case, a $600 camera, two camera lenses -- one worth $400 and the other worth $500 -- and $1,800 worth of dental loupes and a battery.

* A disorderly conduct was reported at 4 p.m. June 21 in Schiller Park, 1069 Jaeger St. The victim told police the suspects spit in her face, pulled her hair and made a vague threat.

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