Four cars were broken into overnight Friday while parked in the Buffalo Avenue lot of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Niagara Falls police reported. A fifth vehicle was burglarized around the same time at the Quality Hotel & Suites at the Falls on First Street.
The break-ins all occurred between 5:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, according to police reports, and came on the heels of other recent weekend break-ins at downtown facilities. The thieves smashed out windows in each case to enter the vehicles.
At the DoubleTree, a Gowanda woman reported losing clothing and electronics valued at $450, while an Albion man lost about $30 in coins. A Waterloo man lost a $5 change purse in another break-in, while an unidentified man reported losing a briefcase valued at $100.
The Quality Hotel & Suites break-in resulted in a Missouri resident losing a laptop computer valued at $550.