Police urge residents to remove valuables and lock vehicles

The Chesterfield County Police Department’s Crime Prevention Section is reminding residents to take preventive measures against theft. Police have investigated 86 reports in which items were stolen from victims’ vehicles from June 1-June 24. These thefts occurred in neighborhoods, apartment complexes and subdivisions throughout the county.

Most victims left their vehicles unlocked in their driveways or in front of their homes. Police said any and all items left in unlocked vehicles become easy targets whether victims are at home or not.

To avoid becoming a victim:

  • Remove all visible valuables from your vehicle. This includes cash, cell phones, purses, wallets, portable navigation devices, satellite radios and clothing.
  • Lock your vehicle every time you park it.
  • Keep home exterior lights on from dusk until dawn.
  • Report suspicious activity to police.

If you have information about these thefts, please contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or text the code "WATSON" and send to 274637 (CRIMES).

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