One of our subscribers forwarded the information below to The SCC Observer, in the interest of raising awareness about recent break-ins in Renaissance:
On Feb. 23:
… I have to report that there has been a new home invasion [sic] on Regal Manor Way (1000 Block). It occurred the week of 2/15 during daylight hours, probably between 8 a.m. and noon. The thieves took cash, sterling silver and good jewelry. A person was observed walking down the front of our houses wearing a hoodie and holding a weed-wacker, but this was not a Valley Crest day. Apparently, that person had an accomplice walking the backyards at the same time.
So, we must be diligent and be on the lookout for any suspicious persons or vehicles in our neighborhood. Also, it is a very good idea for all of us to have an inventory detailing our possessions so that if this should happen again, we can give the police a detailed description of the stolen items.
On March 1:
This morning, Sunday, March 1, 2015, between 9 & 10 a.m., a home in the 1100 Block of Emerald Dunes (Versailles II) was broken into. The house backs up to the golf course.
The police said they [the thieves] tried to get in the back way and when that didn’t work, they kicked in the front door. The molding around the door gave way and was found in the kitchen.
The homeowners were away at the time. Many valuables were taken, including jewelry. The house was ransacked as well.
Neighbors on both sides of the house heard nothing. If you recall seeing anything (like a strange vehicle, person, etc.) between 9 & 10 this morning, contact the Sheriff at [nonemergency number] 813-247-8200 as soon as possible. Case number is not known.
Name withheld by request
Last month I was home alone and experienced a medical problem that caused me to call the Sun City Center Emergency Squad. They arrived in a timely manner and immediately took control of my problem. Being alone, I was anxious. I had never had occasion to call the Emergency Squad before. I was extremely impressed with their professionalism and knowledge. I knew one of the EMTs, Diane Simon. She was very reassuring, which helped calm me down.
I hope everyone appreciates what these volunteers mean to SCC. They are dedicated and well trained. They are definitely an asset to this town and everyone in it.