Norfolk police: Reports of stolen cars, larceny from automobiles surpass last December totals

259 cars have been reported stolen in December, Norfolk police said. (CrimeView Community)
259 reports of larceny from an automobile have been reported in December, Norfolk police said. (CrimeView Community)

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.

According to Norfolk police, 64 cars have been reported stolen in Norfolk. (CrimeView Community)

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.

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Amy Poulter has lived in more than a dozen cities – including New York, San Antonio, Austin, Orlando and Jersey City – but she was born right here in the Southside. Amy graduated from Old Dominion University and worked for The Virginian-Pilot and Princess Anne Independent News before joining Southside Daily. Before working as a multimedia journalist, she was a professional chef and musician. In her free time, Amy enjoys listening to music, reading, spending time at the beach and chasing her two pups around the park.