Motorcycle Thieves Haul Dozens Of Bikes From Poorly Guarded Downtown Garages
Miami New Times (blog)
For months, savvy residents at downtown and Brickell high-rises have been on the lookout for the "White Van Gang." The criminals get their nickname from their favorite method: driving a white van into condo parking garages, loading up as many motorcycles as they can fit into the back, and then calmly driving off with the loot.
The thefts are on the rise as condo towers fill up -- and because many garages are guarded by little more than easily lifted mechanical arms. Some residents complain managers won't pony up for stronger gates, while police say without better safeguards, the thefts are tough to stop. At least one condo manager, though, says understaffed police are to blame for the crime wave....More on the headline link above