Florida couple has 3 cars stolen within weeks


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A Riverside couple said they are moving out of their home after three cars were stolen from their driveway in just five weeks.

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Calen Hunter and his fiancée, Kristen Comastro, said two of their cars were stolen in the middle of the night.

"This is how they got in,” Hunter said as he showed Action News Jax the damage to one of the windows. “They just busted this guy out and pulled the back lock on this back door."

Both cars were later found abandoned and badly damaged.

Over the weekend, it happened again.

Hunter said a third car was stolen right outside of his home that belonged to his sister, who was visiting.

“Her car was stolen in less than 30 minutes of her parking in my driveway,” Hunter said. "They're smashing and grabbing, and it’s taking pretty quick."

Now the couple said they’re fed up and they’re moving out.

Monday they were packing up all of their belongings and heading to a new neighborhood.

"I don't want to live here anymore,” Hunter said. “I don't feel safe."

Police reports show the problem extends beyond Hunter’s driveway.

At least three other cars have been reported stolen in Riverside over the last month, including ones on Myra Street, Riviera Parkway and College Street.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s crime map shows dozens of reported car break-ins in Riverside over the last several months.

Hunter said the car thefts have cost his family around $75,000.

Hunter said police have collected fingerprints from the recovered cars, but no arrests have been made yet.

Police are still looking for the car recently stolen from Hunter's driveway.

It is a 2007 dark gray Kia Optima.