32 car break-ins reported in two Virginia Beach neighborhoods

Posted at 3:29 PM, Aug 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-01 15:30:47-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – Virginia Beach police are asking for help in solving a string of car break-ins that happened late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

At around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning police received a call for a car alarm going off in the 3600 block of Malibu Palms Drive and a resident reported seeing several teens running from the area.  Responding officers found multiple car windows broken out and property lying in the street.    

Officers took 32 reports of car break-ins and destruction of property in the Malibu Palms Apartment complex and the Thalia Wayside Townhomes less than a mile away. 

The items stolen include cash and credit cards from a purse, wallets, and electronic equipment including iPods, GPS, and a laptop computer.  In one case, a car was reported stolen but located abandoned down the street.

Police remind the public not to leave valuable personal property inside their vehicles where it can be seen – including any cables or car chargers that indicate electronics are inside the vehicle. 

Anyone with information about these suspects is encouraged to call the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers Office at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (562-5887) or text VBTIP with your information to CRIMES (274697).  Callers remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.

 This case remains under investigation by members of the Department’s Property Crimes Unit.