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Old 11-19-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Third Driveway Robbery In Sugar Land - Houston News Story - KPRC Houston (http://www.click2houston.com/news/21663998/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:19 PM
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EA, kudos on your prescient warning re: street crime from a few days ago

Noticed a rash of evening carjackings in Dall's HP and Uptown were reported in recent days as well (and I firmly believe most street crime in any major city goes unreported as most affluent are fully insured and don't want to waste valuable time reporting stuff to police who don't want data entered in public crime stats)

Funny how these things go in waves...as a kid, recall reading about all the carjackings, etc in upscale LA and Manhattan (IIRC, Henry Kravis' Merc sedan (w/driver) was carjacked while idling and waiting for him outside ?LeCirque) back in '80s

Over past 15 yrs, all of US' major cities have become so damn safe in upscale areas that many have let their guard down and have adopted sloppy daily habits...making for soft targets for any amateur thug with little to lose in life vs his targets if a bullet goes astray...proximity to poverty is inherently rather risky, esp when one forgets lessons of NYC and LA of '70s-early '90s
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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There seems to be alot of this in SL and MC.
....many small store owners carry around alot of cash and those businesses are owned by Vietnamese/Asians/Indians.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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With those communities straddling the freeways, it's easy for those crooks to get in and get out in a hurry.
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Seems to me these type of robberies have been going on for quite a while in the MC area and is just now going into SL.
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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mentioning the race of the perp might help. or is that a given now?
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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the latest got away by foot so there is the thought that he lives in the neighborhood
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Why does no one in Houston seem to use their garage for parking their cars? This could be a way around all the driveway robberies.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, Houston, and San Antonio
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rbchamps2 I was wondering the same thing! Putting the car in a closed garage would prevent a lot of crimes. But in most of Texas it seems the garage is used up as storage for non-car items.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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Also most crimes like this are crimes of opportunity. We have so many distractions now a days, cell phones, pda's, mp3's, and all the other stuff that is on our minds. A person talking or using a cell or mp3 is a perfect target for a criminal. Just be aware of your surroundings and most of the time things like this will not happen. I'm not saying they will never happen, but if you are aware of your surroundings there will be less of a chance.
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