Residents Advised to Be on the Lookout after Two Break-Ins
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2012 00:37
Theives broke in to two Ave Maria homes in the last few days and residents are advised to be on the lookout and report any suspicious activity to the police.
The most recent break-in was overnight Tuesday at the Tidewater Club, the Del Webb residents lounge that is in a converted model home on Plymouth Place. Theives forced a back door and took a flat-screen television, according to Luisa Uranker of Wentworth Property Management. Although the entrance to the residentail areas of Del Webb is gated at night, the Tidewater Club is not far from the main road, Anthem Parkway, and is walking distance from the Panther Run Golf Club.
A similar MO was also used in break-in at a home in Bellera, where a person working for a home watch service discovered the back door broken around noon Friday. A flat-screen television was also stolen in that burglary.
Tom DiFlorio, who organizes the local Community Patrol Volunteers in Ave Maria, said there also had been similar burglaries in Golden Gate Estates recently.
Mr. DiFlorio is urging residents to consider helping out with the Community Volunteer Patrol effort, in which residents in a marked vehicle supplied by the Collier County Sheriff's Office patrol neighborhoods looking for suspicious activity. Anyone interested can email
with your name and contact information, which will be forwarded to Mr. DiFlorio.