Article written by Andrew Boryga, South Florida Sun Sentinel, March 20, 2021
They creep into upscale South Florida neighborhoods on the hunt for Range Rovers, Lamborghinis, and Ferraris. They look for the telltale sign of an unlocked car: unfolded side view mirrors.
On a good day — more often than you’d think — they find the car’s key fob inside. And with a simple push of a button, the luxurious car is gone.
The scenario has repeated itself over and over recently, as organized crews known as “car hoppers” show up in upscale neighborhoods in unassuming Toyotas and Hyundais, cruising up and down streets looking for cars to hit, according to South Florida police agencies.