ORLANDO, Fla. —
Shoppers at Orlando Premium Outlets may want to clear out their cars before leaving them in the parking lot.
WFTV learned that there were a string of car burglaries around the mall, located off of International Drive.
Police said the thieves are targeting a specific car with a unique tool.
“For someone to do something like that, it’s just horrible,” said shopper Reagan Hamilton.
Police said several cars were targeted Friday afternoon and evening.
While going through the police reports, WFTV’s Tim Barber noticed that all the cars broken into are Dodges, and they all have tool marks the size of a pen where the thieves broke into the cars.
A photo obtained from a local Dodge dealership shows a pen-sized hole below the door lock, which is covered in fingerprint dust.
Investigators said they don’t know why the thieves are targeting Dodges or what kind of tool they’re using.
A variety of models were broken into, according to police reports.
“I am worried about this car because it’s a rental. and I am not going to leave anything in it … you know, like the GPS,” said tourist Lynn Smith.
The burglaries do not appear to be isolated. Cars at a Red Lobster, also on International Drive, were broken into as well, with the same pen-sized tool.