Winchester City Police Crime Warning

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 12, 2014 

Contact: Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist, (540) 771-7642

lauren.cummings@winchesterva.gov 

Don’t Leave Valuables in Plain Sight

Detectives Investigate Three Reports of Smashed Windows and Purses Taken 

            WINCHESTER – The Winchester Police Department has received three reports of car windows being busted out and purses, that were left in plain sight, being stolen from the vehicles.  All three incidents happened in parking lots outside of businesses in the 100 block of Tevis Street.  On November 3rd around 4 p.m. a victim reported that she discovered her front passenger window had been shattered and her purse was missing.  The incident happened between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The second report was received on November 8th just before 4:30 p.m.  The victim in this case reported that between 3 p.m. and 4:23 p.m. someone had broken out the passenger side front window of the vehicle and taken a purse.

The third incident was reported on November 11th at 2 p.m.  Again, in this incident the victim found the front passenger side window smashed and a purse was taken.

All of these incidents remain under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division.

In all of these incidents purses were left inside of the vehicles in plain sight.  Residents are reminded to not leave any valuables inside of their vehicles.  You are reminded to lock your valuables in your trunk or leave them at home.

Anyone with information on these incidents or a possible suspect in these cases is asked to call the Crime Solvers HOTLINE at 540-665-TIPS.

If you are a victim of this crime you are urged to file a police report no matter how small the loss may be.