Article Courtesy of Channel
Published February 8, 2023
PALM BEACH COUNTY — Dozens of residents west of Lake Worth woke up Monday
morning to find their cars either broken into or stolen.
“It’s not fair. You shouldn’t have to live in fear in your
own home," a Strawberry Lakes resident told WPTV.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in total 46 cars
were burglarized and two cars were stolen. The burglaries
happened in the Strawberry Lakes neighborhood and the Blue
“I go outside, and I was horrified. There were thousands of
shards of glass in the driveway. They got me and my
husband’s car on the front seat passenger side," a resident
said. "We have to pay $550 to get both windows fixed."
The spokesperson for PBSO said no arrests have been made.
Neighbors told WPTV they like the area, but it comes with
its set of challenges.
"It used to be great when I moved here 23 years ago," a
Dozens of residents in two Lake Worth communities
woke up Monday morning to find their cars either broken into or
President of the Strawberry Lakes homeowners association Marc Azucar said a
security company patrols the area in the afternoons.
“We want to cover the school bus," Azucar said, "and we also want to make sure
that when nightfall hits that we have coverage there."
He said he now plans to extend the hours for security, but budget concerns also
need to be considered.
“It’s just our budget, we couldn’t find that much, I guess 24/7 coverage,"
Azucar said. "That would be a little bit difficult.”
Several residents told WPTV they now plan to purchase and install their own
security systems, but doing so comes at a substantial cost.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is urging residents in the area to lock
their doors, bring key fobs inside, and don't leave personal belongings inside