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Vehicles targeted at Sunrise Trailhead in Scottsdale

Posted: 6:00 AM, Aug 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-07 09:00:44-04

Normally it is the heat we worry about while hiking this time of year. But now, a different problem is targeting a popular Scottsdale hiking trail. 

According to Scottsdale Police, two people reported their cars being broken into while hiking at the Sunrise Trailhead near 136th Street and Shea Blvd. 

Reuben Coe said after spending about an hour on the trail, he came down to find the window of his pathfinder shattered. He says it looked like someone had shuffled through his things and that's when he noticed his cell phone, a clip holding his money and his gym bag were gone. 

Another viewer told ABC15 her car was also broken into at the same time. 

Coe said before he was able to cancel his credit card, the alleged thieves had already spent about $250. He said the situation, serves as a warning to not leave anything of value in your car. 

"We're probably going to change the way we act a little bit," Coe said. "It's hard because the cell phone and wallet, they weren't in plain view. They were going to smash that window no matter what. So they were bold thieves." 

Scottsdale police said they are investigating, but no other information is available at this time.