reports, Lazarion Gaillard has allegedly subjected 15 victims to the crime of car theft in a short two-week span. Gaillard had an unconventional method of theft, as he would blend into neighborhoods, then break into his victims’ homes.
Once inside, Gaillard would enter a place where car keys are normally kept, like the kitchen, and take the keys. He would then take cars directly from their owners’ driveways, or even garages.
Detective Brendan Dolan told WISN12 that Gaillard would sometimes take the cars on joy rides and return them. Other times, he would sell the cars or take them to commit another crime.
Many of these car thefts were caught by homeowners' video surveillance cameras. In at least two of the thefts, Gaillard was armed. Luckily, no one was hurt in any of the crimes, but Gaillard did shoot a bullet into the air when confronted by one Milwaukee man.
Gaillard has been charged with 33 felonies, and is now being held in jail on a $65,000 cash bond.
Yes. Car thefts can happen to any car owner, and it’s essential to prepare for the worst. The cases of the Milwaukee car thefts show that even the most careful of car owners, who lock their vehicles away in the garage, can fall victim to this crime.
Comprehensive coverage car insurance covers you in the event that your car is damaged in a non-collision accident, or is stolen. Car theft is typically an extreme case for insurance providers, and coverage usually pays you back the depreciated value of your car in the event that it's stolen.
While comprehensive coverage isn’t required in any state, it is very important that all car owners invest in it. As we’ve seen with the Milwaukee car theft, this crime can happen to anyone. Use
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