It’s tough to drive anywhere without tires. Just ask two Honda Accord owners and the driver of a Mini Cooper after their tires were recently stolen at a Tri-Rail station.
Sometime before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the tires and rims were stolen from the cars inside the Tri-Rail station parking garage in Dania Beach.
It’s not the first time something similar has happened.
In June, three cars were left on blocks at the Sheridan Street station after the tires were stolen.
A victim from the theft at the Sheridan Street station said she had locking lug nuts.
Prior to this most recent incident, security guards patrol from station to station, but that is about to change.
“We truly apologize for the inconvenience these passengers have incurred,” South Florida Regional Transportation Authority spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold said in a statement to Local 10 News. “In response to this incident, we have stationed an officer full-time at the station and have increased our security presence at other stations in the vicinity as well.”
Because of the low clearance, tow trucks can’t get inside the garage, so the victims were looking for temporary rims to drive the cars out.
The recent thefts are making Tri-Rail commuters nervous about leaving their vehicles behind.
“You will be scared like hell to park here again,” commuter Jeffrey Lashley said.
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