More than a dozen cars broken into in Chesapeake

Posted at 10:48 AM, Sep 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 18:32:09-04

Chesapeake, Va. - For the past several weeks, there have been more than a dozen larcenies from motor vehicles in parking lots at various schools, community centers, and athletic fields throughout the city of Chesapeake.

In these incidents, police say the suspects generally break a window to gain access to a purse, wallet, iPod, sunglasses, etc. inside the vehicle viewed in plain sight.

The individuals pictured above were captured on surveillance cameras at local businesses, and were seen using credit cards stolen from some of these larcenies, according to police.

People in the Strawberry Acres neighborhood said several cars were broken into last weekend. "It made me kind of unsteady," said Marian Price, who lives nearby. Her car wasn't broken into, but she's taking precautions. "It's really unnerving when I found out the items that had been taken out of different people's cars."

Other areas have been hit as well. At the YMCA in Suffolk, three cars were broken into on Wednesday. Purses were stolen out of them. Management sent an email to members warning them to protect their cars. "We feel terrible, but what we want to do is continue to work with police to do everything we can to help catch the folks that did it," said Rick Matthews, VP of the YMCA.

If anyone has information about any of these incidents their encouraged to call, text or submit an online tip to the Chesapeake Crime Line.

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