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Newport News Police Department
Thursday July 29th, 2010 :: 03:09 p.m. EDT



Detectives in the City’s Central Precinct are seeking assistance, from the Community, in solving a large number of cases involving damage to, and larcenies from, cars. Between June 1 and July 25, 2010, one hundred and thirty-four cases have been reported in the area between J. Clyde Morris Boulevard and Oyster Point Road with the majority occurring between J. Clyde Morris Boulevard and Middle Ground Boulevard. Most of the incidents apparently occurred in the late evening and overnight with some appearing to have happened during the early evening.

In the incidents involving larcenies from the cars, an extremely large number of the victims had left their cars unlocked allowing the thieves easy access to anything left inside. Once again, these incidents should serve as a reminder to everyone to take their keys and lock the doors upon leaving their cars

In cases involving only damage to the cars, the damage included broken windows and radio antennas being bent or broken.

Detectives and patrol officers are working diligently in their attempts to both prevent additional incidents and to determine who is responsible for these latest cases.

Anyone with information is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

A map showing the locations of the incidents accompanies this release.

Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 757-928-4100

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