Virginia Beach Police investigating 23 larcenies, 5 stolen vehicles in Red Mill/Strawbridge area

Posted at 12:45 PM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 17:30:56-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Police are investigating after 23 vehicle larcenies and five vehicle thefts were reported early Thursday morning in the Red Mill/Strawbridge section of the city.

Around 1:50 a.m. several people were spotted on surveillance video checking for unlocked car doors in the 2200 block of Spring Run Court.

A vehicle was seen pulling into the court, five people got out, and they broke off toward the parked vehicles. The vehicle they arrived in is a light blue Ford Edge believed to be stolen from the 1200 block of Warner Hall Drive.

Police say on Friday that all stolen vehicles have been recovered except for a 2007 Silver Lincoln MKX, NC EDT6841.

The stolen vehicles recovered were:

  • 900 block Raton Court – 2013 Silver Hyundai Sonata, VA  XCZ4544
  • 2000 block Bierce Drive -  Recovered
  • 1200 Warner Hall Drive – 2008 Light Blue Ford Edge with a cracked windshield, VA YST8193
  • 2200 Spring Run Court – Recovered

"You just feel like you have to watch your back at all times," said one of the victim, who didn't want to be identified.

If you have seen any of the stolen vehicles or you have any information on the suspects, you're asked to call the Virginia Beach Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Authorities say the men also used a credit card stolen from one of the vehicles at the 7-Eleven at 1205 Oceana Blvd.

One suspect's face has been blurred because police believe him to be a juvenile.