Chesapeake neighborhood on edge after rash of robberies

Posted at 11:17 PM, May 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-27 06:59:04-04

Chesapeake, Va. - Six home break-ins have been reported  in six weeks inside the Point Elizabeth neighborhood.

"They`re taking PCs, and things like that, computers, probably whatever`s quick to grab," says Lillian Kozak, who lives in the neighborhood.

One man showed NewsChannel 3 his front door that clearly had been broken into. He says two of his TV's were stolen while on a business trip.

Since then the neighborhood is on edge.

"Somebody knows something or they`re watching this area. I would think someone is probably watching this area and watching people leave and things of that nature," Kyriem Long, who also lives in the neighborhood, told Newschannel 3.

Others are looking to leave.

"I said to myself the other day, maybe I should move. Sell my house, but I don`t think anybody would buy it right now!" Kozak said.

Since the burglaries, flyers have been passed around the neighborhood, warning people to be on the look-out for anything unusual. It notes that the homes have been broken into during the night and day.

It adds to be aware of slow-moving cars, and not to be fooled by people who seem to be working on a house.

And for those who will be gone overnight, the flyer suggests having a neighbor park their car in your driveway.

"I have an alarm, but I wonder if someone`s watching me in the morning when I leave. They`re sitting out here in their car watching me," Long told NewsChannel 3.

Neighbors say they've seen more cops patrolling the area, but investigators tell NewsChannel 3 they don't have any suspects, not even a lead.

And until police make an arrest, all neighbors can do is hope they're not next.

"I lock the doors I`ve got security on my house, I make sure every key has locked everything and I go to bed and say a little prayer along with it," Kozak said.