Residents want more done about break ins happening in Norfolk neighborhood

Posted at 5:38 PM, Apr 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-01 17:38:16-04

Norfolk, Va. - NewsChannel 3 obtained home surveillance video shows three men breaking into cars last Wednesday along Vimy Ridge. In the videos, you can see one guy even riding off with a stolen skateboard.

The footage is from Sandy Azud`s eight cameras that are mounted outside her home. She bought them to catch criminals like these.

“We do take action. This is our city. Why not?” asked Azud.

She says police are not taking action. A neighbor called 911 but Sandy says police didn`t show up for several hours.

“The officer that came told us that the night crew saved it for them, for the day crew,” says Azud. “I think that`s why us here on the block are pretty upset. And I can speak for them too because they are pretty upset that it`s not being taken care of the way it should be.”

Sandy has lived in Fairmont Park for nearly a decade. She says it hasn`t been the way it should be since last year.

“Last year around this time, we had a wonderful officer that took care of it very well and he was part of our neighborhood,” says Azud.

The officer she`s talking about is officer Brian Jones. Last May, Officer Jones was killed in the line of duty responding to a shooting that wasn`t even in his assigned area.

“He was very close to us; he would come play with our kids, he would stop by when he was driving through, always checking on us,” she says.

“I know that a lot of them care, but there`s a lot that need to step it up and be more active. Just like Brian,” says Azud.

He was a hero she says that always went above and beyond.

“I`m not trying to say that these officers are bad, but they need to try harder. They need to connect with us citizens better that are trying to help them out,” says Azud.

Police say they are investigating the three car break-ins, but have not made any arrests.

If you have any information or recognize the men in the video, you can take action and call the Crime Line.