Harrisburg, PA – This past couple of weeks, dozens of Harrisburg citizens in Midtown have left their home in the morning to find that their property has been tampered with, destroyed, and sometimes stolen.
In particular, there has been a wave a car break-ins and most recently, very expensive damage to 4 convertible cars parked around 1100 Penn, 2nd and Cumberland Streets. Thieves used knifes to slash the soft top convertibles to gain entry and stole small items of little value.
It is assumed that this is related to local addicts seeking any valuables or money that they can easily trade for drugs. There is likely a drug dealer living and operating in close proximity to the thefts.
But there are other theories about crime waves in the city and the ulterior motives of crime bosses calling for petty crimes in midtown to take officers attention from high risk sections of South Allison Hill and other areas. Theories about the effect of political control and policy on local crime may be explored in future editions of Harrisburg100.
In this case, there is video footage of the thieves causing damage to one of the convertibles, however it remains to be seen if these suspects will ever be caught and held accountable.
Residents in midtown are requesting increased night patrols from police to ensure the security of their neighborhood.