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Orlando neighborhood furious over car thefts, break-ins

Man's car stolen twice from apartment parking lot

ORLANDO, Fla. – A rash of car break-ins and car thefts has residents in one apartment complex furious.

Some of the people living at Delaney Court Apartments said they've noticed many cars being broken into over the past few months, and some vehicles have even been driven away.

Connor O'Neill said his locked Toyota Camry was stolen in June from his assigned parking spot.

"It was one of those situations where I was like, ‘Dude, where's my car?'" he said Monday.

O'Neill said police found his car a few weeks later, about 5 miles away.

It was banged up, and he got it fixed.

Three weeks later, he said, his car was stolen again from the same spot.

"There was no glass there, so they obviously have one of those Pop-A-Lock things," he said.

Neighbor Kelly Konopa's Toyota Camry was stolen from the same apartment complex in February.

"I looked out my back window to look at my parking spot, and my car is gone," she said.

Konopa's car was found a few days later, burned out underneath an overpass in the city's Parramore neighborhood.

O'Neill and Konopa said the problem is getting worse.
News 6 found out Orlando police responded two times to Delaney Court Apartments the night of Sept. 24 for car break-ins.

O'Neill said he's moving out because he doesn't want his car stolen a third time.

"No matter how hard you try, there's always going to be people doing stuff like this," he said.


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