Leesburg Police Investigate Series of Vehicle Thefts and Tampering

In the early hours of Tuesday, February 6, 2024, the streets of Northeast Leesburg were disturbed by a series of thefts and vehicle tampering incidents, prompting an immediate investigation by the Leesburg Police Department. This wave of criminal activity spanned several neighborhoods, impacting residents across 15 locations, including:

  • Artillery Terrace, NE
  • Balls Bluff Road, NE
  • Barksdale Drive, NE
  • Bugle Court, NE
  • Burt Court, NE
  • Cambria Terrace, NE
  • Chickasaw Place, NE
  • Featherstone Lane, NE
  • Haversack Court, NE
  • Hunton Place, NE
  • Keokuk Terrace, NE
  • Shanks Evans Road, NE
  • Stonefield Square, NE
  • Tennessee Drive, NE
  • Woodbridge Court, NE

A total of 26 vehicles fell victim to these incidents, with 14 reported thefts of personal items. Among the stolen valuables were a handgun, cash, wallets, purses, credit cards, and gift cards. Notably, each of the vehicles entered had been left unlocked, highlighting a concerning oversight in personal security measures among residents.

The Leesburg Police Department, actively pursuing leads and examining video surveillance footage, urges the community to adopt more vigilant practices to safeguard their property. Simple yet effective steps can significantly mitigate the risk of such crimes. Residents are encouraged to lock their vehicles consistently, conceal or remove valuables from sight, securely store firearms within their homes, and consider enhancing their property with security cameras and motion sensor lighting.

In light of these unsettling events, the police are calling on anyone with information to come forward and contact them at 703-771-4500. As the investigation continues, the community’s cooperation and adherence to preventative measures are paramount in deterring future incidents and maintaining the safety and security of our neighborhoods.

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