Jeeps targeted at Steelyard Commons

Posted at 10:31 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 05:44:20-05

It was a rough weekend to be a Jeep owner, with thieves targeting city shopping locations, according to Cleveland Police reports.

Multiple police reports indicate Jeeps were targeted at Steelyard Commons over the past week. examined hundreds of police reports and discovered there were more than 80 stolen vehicles reported stolen in all parts of the city in the past month.

Kevnise Caldwell of Cleveland was one of the victims. Her 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport was stolen from in front of the Burlington Coat Factory.

"It's real scary. I was only in the store for 20 minutes, said Caldwell. "What if me and my kids were walking to our car to get in?"

"That's my car. I paid for my car, I work had for my stuff and somebody stole my car. That's me and my kids’ transportation, I got to go to work." visited the Steelyard Commons parking lots and quickly found security was visible in all parts of the shopping complex, but Caldwell believes it's not enough.

Steelyard Commons ownership responded to our story issuing the following statement:

 "Steelyard Commons works closely with the Second District of the CPD and has on site security personnel constantly monitoring the safety and security of its customers and employees. More than 7 million customers visit Steelyard Commons annually  and experience a comfortable, secure, and safe shopping environment. We regret the loss of property this past weekend that apparently was a part of a larger weekend car theft spree in Cleveland that unfortunately touched this community asset."