Car thefts happening in hospital parking lot with security

Parking lot at the St. John Hospital on Detroit, Grosse Pointe Woods border targeted by thieves

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DETROIT - The parking lot behind St. John Hospital on Moross on the Detroit, Grosse Pointe Woods boarder had two angry car owners and one less car.

It is the second time in two months that a dad who is at the hospital with his son getting cancer treatments has been a target.

"It's very frustrating. You feel you should be able to come to a hospital where it is secure with cameras and everything. But nothing happens," says Terence Talmadge.

Talmadge tells Local 4 that two months ago, he had a work truck stolen. The truck was found. His tools inside were gone.

Today it was his car, the window broken in an attempted theft.

"Security should be around this place constantly. During Monday through Friday oh absolutely. But during the weekends, I haven't seen a security guy yet. I already talked to security and they said I'll be right over there in a minute. I haven't seen anyone yet," Talmadge says.

Another victim is one of the hospital employees. He gave his information to Grosse Pointe Woods Police.

Not only did it happen at the hospital, but he figured his old rust bucket would not be a target.

Mark Corona tells Local 4, "I never dreamed a 1992 van would be stolen. It's old. It's got rust on it. It's got a missing molding on the door. I've got nothing in the vehicle. It's just my vehicle."

It turns out vans are a target of thieves as they can use them to steal other stuff.

On Saturday evening, the parking attendant shack is unattended.

We did see one security vehicle made some passes, but they were several minutes apart, plenty of time to score and run.

Corona says, "I don't have the money right now to go out and get another vehicle."

A hospital spokesman says they are very concerned and security will look into the information Local 4 gave them.

He could not give us any numbers on thefts.

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