EP Police report two stolen vehicles in same night

Two vehicles were reported stolen to Eden Prairie police overnight between July 21 and 22, said police.

The first vehicle was reported missing from a home on the 19000 block of Deerfield Trail. The reporting party was a 35-year-old Eden Prairie man.

The man reported that the vehicle, a brown 2011 Toyota Tundra, had gone missing sometime between 11 p.m. July 21 and 10:09 a.m. July 22. He also told police that another vehicle parked in the vicinity had been gone through overnight, though he did not think anything was missing from that vehicle.

The victim noted that a set of keys for each vehicle, usually hung on hooks just inside the front door, had gone missing. He estimated that the missing Toyota, equipped with a matching brown topper, was worth $32,000, and also noted that a Garmin GPS system, life jackets and other miscellaneous items had disappeared with the vehicle.

The second vehicle was reported stolen sometime between 11 p.m. July 21 and 8:14 a.m. July 22 from a residence on the 19000 block of Pheasant Circle. The reporting party was a 32-year-old Eden Prairie man.

The victim stated that he had parked his 2007 silver Chevrolet Suburban in the driveway the night before. He reported being unsure whether it had been locked or unlocked, but noted that he was able to locate both sets of keys for the vehicle.

He did not offer an estimate for the vehicle’s cost, but did report that roughly $6,000 worth of music equipment had been in the vehicle when it went missing. That equipment included an acoustic guitar, three speakers, a mixer, and iPad and two microphones.

Police noted that they are checking nearby pawn shops to see if any of the equipment shows up. Given that the two incidents occurred relatively near one another, and are being investigated as possibly connected, according to police.