Burglars break into two of Gov. McDonnell’s homes in Sandbridge

Posted at 12:04 AM, Nov 01, 2012

Virginia Beach, Va. - According to police, sometime during Hurricane Sandy, two of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s Sandbridge homes were burglarized.

The governor had two of his rental properties broken into on Sandfiddler Road sometime between Saturday and Tuesday police say. 

The chances of police solving the case seem unlikely. It's absolutely deserted in Sandbridge this time of year.

The rental properties are vacant, no one is renting them and there aren't any neighbors to look out for one another.

"I think whoever does this, makes a routine out of it because they know the area,” says Phil McGillvary who lives in Sandbridge.

McGillivary is one of the few who live in Sandbridge year-round, a block down from the governor's house.

'I'm sorry about that, but I'd be sorry for anybody,” he says.

The governor's office confirmed the break-ins to NewsChannel 3 and says the two beachfront homes on Sandfiddler Road are rented out by the governor, his wife, and his sister.

McDonnell’s office would make no other comment on the break-ins.

Police say it appears someone entered through the windows.

They say the thefts were discovered by someone checking in on the house after Hurricane Sandy.

Virginia Beach police have no suspect information, but they say it does not appear the governor was targeted in the break in.