Residents along Stone Carver Drive have reported that motor vehicles were broken into.
As a reminder with summer in full swing the number of larcenies from vehicle and home break-ins and burglaries are increasing in our area. Criminals are specifically looking for vehicles and homes with unlocked doors and they are not breaking glass or forcing entry. The suspects are searching for valuables such as purses, electronics, cash and/or firearms. Suspects have used garage door openers found in vehicles to enter the garage that allowed them access into the home.
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to communicate to county residents that the Dulles South area continues to be hit hard with these crimes that could be prevented.
If you think you have been a victim, please contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.
- Garage door needs to be closed and locked
- Don’t leave the garage door remote in your vehicle
- Invest in a keychain remote opener
- Make sure the door from your garage into your house is as secure as your front door. Ensure you have a strong, sturdy door made from solid-core wood or reinforced steel and install an Anti-Kick device on it.
- Don’t neglect maintenance on the mechanical parts of your roll-up garage door and keep an eye out for corrosion. Don’t forget the door from your garage to your house; check the frame, locks, hinges and any replaceable items.
- Keep your vehicle locked
- Remove all items from your vehicle, when you cannot do this, put the items out of sight (inside a lockable glove box or trunk)
- Park inside your garage, where possible, and keep the garage locked. Or, try to park your vehicle near or under an illuminated area.