If You Like It, Lock It


Officers in the West Springfield Police District responded to over two dozen reports of larcenies from vehicles on Sunday, July 19 into Monday July 20. None of the vehicles were locked. These thefts took place in the on streets off Huntsman Boulevard and Coachman Drive, many in the Lorton and Burke areas.

Residents in these areas are asked to check their home surveillance systems for any unusual activity during this timeframe. Anyone in these areas who may have noticed anything out of the ordinary are also asked notify police at 703-691-2131.

Across the county, there have been hundreds of similar cases in recent months. Police are reaching out to homeowner associations and Neighborhood Watch groups with the message “If you like it, lock it,” and other crime prevention tips. Instead of concealing valuables in your vehicle, such as in the trunk, police ask that residents completely remove them from the vehicle and then lock it.

Tips and information may also be reported to Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, email a tip by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187″ plus your message to CRIMES/274637, or call police at 703-691-2131.