This was forwarded to me recently and with the burglary of a friend’s home I thought I should post it here concerning the recent rash of break ins in the Great Neck corridor of Virginia Beach.
Dear Fellow Neighbor-
Just wanted to inform everyone that there have been 52 break-ins over the past few weeks in the Great Neck corridor (from Reagan Ave up to Great Neck Point and all neighborhoods in between). The burglars are not taking anything w/a serial number that can be traced and seem to be largely targeting the master bedrooms and taking expensive jewelry. They are professional criminals that seem to be working in a pair and have a communication device to look out for law enforcement. The police seem to think they are staking out the neighborhoods, even ringing doorbells to see if people are home and might even be acting like a home repair “company”. They are looking for signs of nobody home, ie no cars in driveway and all the lights out, etc. It appears they are attempting to gain access largely by trying back/garage doors that might be either already open or unlocked!!!
It seems that they are driving an older model green sedan car, such as a Camry. It has been reported there are 2 men, one Black male and the other male either Hispanic or Black very light skinned. They have been targeting homes in the daytime and very early evening hours.
BE VIGILANT AND CALL THE POLICE if ANYBODY comes to your home in an attempt to sell you anything that does NOT have a Peddler’s business license issued by the VB Commissioner of Revenue. You can call the non-emergency number to the VBPD at 385-5000 and then pressing option “1”. If you see a older model green car driving through the neighborhood very slowly looking, and not wanting to purchase houses for sale, also please call the police.
These are professional burglars, as they are not taking items that can be traced when taken to a pawn shop, nor are they students that are truant from school. Fyi, NO HOMES HAVE BEEN BURGLARIZED yet that have a barking dog in the house. I just received this information from a friend who is on the VBPD and wanted me to know what’s going on, that is why I am passing it on to you, as it is NOT rumor and IS what the VBPD is currently looking for.
Hope this information helps everyone!
Again, Happy Holidays to all our neighbors!!!
I also got this one:
There was a break-in about 6:30 on Wednesday evening on B******* Lane. The owners were not there at the time. The perpetrators shouldered in the front door. The alarm sounded immediately (and loudly), causing the people to run away. Nothing was taken, but it certainly could have been much worse. The residents passed on two suggestions to other residents. Keep your alarm system in working order at all times. Change the framing surrounding the door to a metal frame so that it cannot be easily broken. (They tried the back door first, but it was solidly reinforced and too difficult to break into.
This could happen any time, but during this season when people tend to have more presents under trees, it is more important to be aware of the possibilities of a break in.
The R****** ** Great Neck Homeowners Association
Please remember to call 911 if you see a crime in action and call 385-5000, option 1, to report crimes after they have occurred or to report any suspicious activity.