In the last 28 days, Norfolk police said there have been 259 reports of larcenies from vehicles and 64 stolen vehicles. Last December, there were 218 reports of larcenies from vehicles and 54 stolen vehicles.
Norfolk police are encouraging residents to take precautions to protect their vehicles and belongings. Police say to avoid leaving valuables in your car. If there are valuables in your car, make sure they are hidden and not left in sight. Always lock doors and windows and remove any GPS devices and power cords.
Police said that many of the reported stolen cars were either left running unattended or the keys were left inside. It’s never safe to leave your vehicle running and unattended, even for just a minute, police said, and do not leave your keys in your car. When parking, always park in a well-lit area.
For more information regarding stolen vehicles or larceny from auto safety tips, contact the Norfolk community affairs office at 757-664-6901, or download a Community Affairs Brochure.
If you would like to schedule a safety presentation for your civic league or neighborhood watch meeting, complete the Community Engagement Request Application.
For more information regarding crime in your neighborhood, visit CrimeView Community.