Below is a letter from a neighbor in Arbor Lakes discussing recent break ins...
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Subject: Arbor Lakes Neighborhood Update
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2014 12:56:16 -0500
The ramifications continue to roll out from our neighbor's break in. Their
passport was stolen. The check for $825 drawn on their account was cashed
in Ft. Lauderdale using the passport; thus, the thieves appear to be
In addition, approximately a month prior to the break in, their mail was
taken out of their mailbox. It was found later in some bushes, but it was
not known what was missing. Last week Channel 9 mentioned that tax refund
checks will be sent out within the next couple of weeks, and you will
remember, last year Tampa had many checks stolen from mailboxes during tax
time and a postal employee was confronted.
We need to be watching everyone's mailboxes in addition to any vehicle that
looks unfamiliar. Reminder, call the Sheriff's non-emergency number (813)
247-8200 if anything does not look "normal". If you are thinking of adding
a mailbox with a lock, you may need to get approval from the association as
all mail boxes are to be alike.
We have contacted two security companies and received information via emails
on various security systems. They will be out tomorrow, Monday, to give us
a quote. If you are interested in the info, let me know. One has been in
business 17 years and is a previous Miami Dade police officer and the other
If any of your neighbors would like to be added to our neighborhood list,
pls have them contact me. Our list is growing by leaps and bounds. Now if
I can just remember to put everyone on bcc..
Brindlewood Drive - Arbor Lakes