Monday, August 8, 2011

Residents Encouraged to Lock Car Doors and Remove Expensive Items

The Loudoun County Sheriffs Office is again reminding residents to never leave their cars unlocked while unattended after a series of larcenies from vehicles and tampering of vehicles in the Ashburn area.

During the overnight hours of Friday, August 5, seventeen vehicles were entered and rummaged through in the areas of Gatwick Square, Clearnight Terrace, Ribboncrest Terrace and Wintergrove Drive. Items removed included money, sunglasses, as well as two MP3 players.

Fortunately, most of the victims had no items of value in their vehicles and nothing was taken. In most of the cases the vehicles were left unlocked. Residents are reminded to remove or conceal high dollar items and lock your vehicle. This will greatly reduce your chance of becoming a victim.   Residents are also encouraged to park in well lit areas or in a garage, to activate alarm systems or use anti-theft devices and immediately report any suspicious activity to the Loudoun Sheriff?s Office. 

Anyone who has any information regarding these thefts is asked to contact the Loudoun County Sheriffs Office at 703-777-1021. If the caller wishes to remain anonymous they are asked to contact Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

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