Alexandria Police Department Investigates String of Overnight Thefts From Vehicles In the West End

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Alexandria Police Department Investigates String of Overnight Thefts From Vehicles In the West End

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2021
 
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a string of thefts from vehicles that occurred in the City’s West End area.

From June 14 to June 15, 2021, officers were called to investigate larcenies from vehicles in eleven locations in the West End.  More than sixty vehicles were broken into in the overnight hours.  The suspect(s) broke the window, then went through the vehicle.  In some cases, wallets, keys, money, and other personal items were taken.

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information or video of these break-ins should call the Alexandria Police Department’s non-emergency number at 703.746.4444.  No detail is too small.

While you cannot always prevent a vehicle break-in, you can take steps to minimize the risk of becoming the victim of one.

  • Always lock your vehicle.
  • Never leave anything of value in your vehicle, including wallets, keys, money, laptops and tablets, cell phones, jewelry, or weapons.
  • Avoid leaving your vehicle parked in one place for an extended period.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.  If you “See Something, Say Something.”  Call 911 or the Alexandria Police Department’s non-emergency number 703.746.4444 to report any suspicious behavior.

For media inquiries only, contact Amanda Paga, Senior Public Information Officer, at amanda.paga@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.6600.

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