Car theft, string of larcenies under investigation in Virginia Beach neighborhood

Posted at 11:41 AM, Aug 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-04 19:35:37-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Virginia Beach Police are investigating a recent string of larcenies from cars and a vehicle theft from the Magic Hollow neighborhood.

The three larcenies and vehicle theft were all reported on Sunday, August 3rd.

The vehicle theft was reported from a resident in the 3000 block of Comte Court.

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Chilita Galloway's 2012 Toyota Camry

The vehicle's owner, Chilita Galloway, reached out to NewsChannel 3 and said she woke up that morning to find that her 2012 Honda Accord was missing.

"I went outside just to make sure and it was nowhere in sight. At that time I called 911 to make a report and within 15 minutes an officer was there at my door," she said in a message to NewsChannel 3.

When Virginia Beach Police arrived, they told her several items from the vehicle had been found scattered in the road near the neighborhood park.

She also reported that her husband's wallet had been in the car when it was stolen. When he called the bank to deactivate his debit card, he found out someone attempted to use the card at an ATM around 5:00 a.m.

"The first thing my son says was how are we going to get Toys-R-Us," says Galloway

Just a few houses down, another resident reported someone had broken into their Toyota Camry and rummaged through it.

Residents in the 900 block of Bamberg Place and in the 2900 block of Theodorus Court also reported having their vehicles broken into and rummaged through.

One of those residents was Willie Jamison.  He says the crooks only got away with a dollar, but it was something that belonged to him.

The owners of those vehicles didn't report anything missing from their vehicles.

Virginia Beach Police are continuing to investigate. They are asking anyone who may have any information to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.