Tuscaloosa Police searching for thieves smashing car windows
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Mackenzie Wanicka
Tuscaloosa Police say they’re searching for the people responsible after tenants in several apartment complexes and neighborhoods woke up this week to find their car windows smashed and items stolen.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department said it’s received 18 reports of broken windows since Nov. 3.
One Hub Tuscaloosa resident said it’s been a major inconvenience dealing with the fallout.
“I have to rely on my roommates to drive me places and go through the insurance company to see if they’ll cover the damage,” the resident said.
Savannah Rossomando, another Hub Tuscaloosa resident, said security in student-style apartments isn’t good enough.
“I definitely think we need to have more security, especially in an apartment building where the garage door is open and (anyone) could come in contact with certain students,” Rossomando said.
Many complexes have gated entrances, but in some complexes, those gates are not functional all the time.
Areas affected by the recent break-ins include a complex in the 2300 block of Jack Warner Parkway, the 400 block of 16th Street East and 17th Street East and apartments in the 100 block of Rice Mine Road North.
No arrests have been made and there are no current suspects, police said.
If you have information on the break-ins or surveillance footage, please contact the TPD Criminal Investigations Divisions at 205-248-4520.