CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Police are pleading with residents in the area to lock their cars at night.
That’s due to another string of break-ins in Chesterfield County, this time in the Huntingcreek Hills development. The break-ins occurred Thursday night into Friday morning, according to police.
“If individuals can remember to lock their cars, bring in their electronics, their firearms, their valuables,” says Lt. Peter Cimbal of Chesterfield County Police. “Most of those crimes from larceny from autos are occurring sometime after 10:00 PM, between 10:00 PM and 3:00 AM in the morning. So it is a very late at night, early in the morning kind of crime.”
In addition, the Castleford Terrace area of Salisbury that was targeted Friday night, police added.
There, county officers apprehended three juveniles for stealing cash from at least five unlocked vehicles.
Cash, purses, wallets and speakers are just some of the stolen items reported to police as a result of the recent string of break-ins.
Chesterfield County Police Department asks anyone who has suffered a car break-in to call (804) 748-1251.