Virginia Beach, Va. - Cloth, tarps and plastic now cover car windows that were smashed in by thieves at an apartment complex near Town Center.
Virginia Beach Police say at least five vehicles were broken into overnight at the Cambria at Cornerstone apartments off Bonney Road.
“I was thinking dear goodness,” says Kim Miller, who lives at the complex. “What if somebody was still out here.”
“When I drove in I saw broken glass on the street but thought nothing of it,” says Frederick Manley, who also lives in the complex.
The complex put fliers on every door, warning people about the break-ins.
The owner of a Mercedes at the complex says all that was stolen inside his vehicle was a broken I-phone, but now has to worry about a $500 bill to repair his driver side window.
“It kind of creeps me out a little bit,” Miller says.
Miller just moved in last month and says she feels fortunate her car was spared.
“I saw two police officers speaking to a man down here,” she told NewsChannel 3. “His window was busted out of his car and this morning there was another car over here with windows busted out parked two cars down from mine.”
The property manager says Beach police and complex security will be increasing their patrols.
“It definitely makes you more alert you know I will be looking out my window more just to see any type of noise I hear,” Manley says.
If you have any information for police, you can take action against crime and call the Crime Line at 1-800-LOCK-U-UP.