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Henrico's West End Sees Rash Of Car Break-Ins

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HENRICO, VA—In the last two weeks, Henrico County police have received more than two dozen reports of vehicle break-ins in the county's West End.

Twenty seven reports of larcenies from vehicles have been reported in Western Henrico County, since February 12.

Victims reported various items, including pocketbooks, wallets and credit cards stolen from their vehicle. The thefts occurred south of Patterson Avenue, according to police.

In a majority of the cases, the cars were unlocked, according to police. In the few incidents where the vehicle was locked, police said car windows were broken.

A suspect in the thefts attempted to use stolen credit cards at a Wal-Mart on Forrest Hill Avenue in Richmond on February 18.

The Henrico County Police Department is reminding drivers to lock their car at all times and not to leave items in plain view. Police say locking car doors is the number one deterrent to fight larceny from autos.

Henrico County Police is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating the suspect responsible for these crimes. Anyone with information regarding these offenses is asked to contact Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word "ITip" followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

 

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