After a series of incidents involving items stolen from cars, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents to lock their cars.
“Locking your vehicle and removing expensive items from plain view will reduce your chances of becoming the victim of this crime opportunity,” said Sheriff Mike Chapman.
This message from the Sheriff’s Office comes after a numerous reports of larceny from unlocked cars in Broadlands, Brambleton and Dulles South. While items being stolen from cars is a regular notation on the Sheriff’s Office daily crime logs, the growing number of stolen items apparently spurred this particular outreach.
Other suggestions from the Sheriff’s Office:
*Closing garage doors at home.
*Activate car and home alarms or other anti-theft devices is available.
*Report suspicious activity to the non-emergency line at the Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.
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