Neighbors concerned after more than 30 vehicles were broken into Monday morning
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg Police are on the hunt after five suspects were caught on surveillance video breaking into more than 30 vehicles in Lynchburg neighborhoods, early Monday morning.
The surveillance video police released is from 3:30 a.m. Monday when five suspects broke into a truck, stealing items one-by-one.
Police said it happened on Hood Street, but the suspects also hit up Fleetwood Drive and several other streets around the New Towne subdivision.
"I look in my car and everything was scattered everywhere," Ronnie Giles, the owner of the truck, said. "All the cash and change was gone, they didn't take any checks or anything like that."
Giles says the suspects got away with about $20.
"I was just like yup, figures I left my doors unlocked and they only hit cars whose doors were unlocked," he said.
Police confirm they believe most of the cars broken into were unlocked.
Michael Dunaway said the thieves got into his neighbor's car.
"He just came over and said that his GPS had been stolen out of the car," Dunaway said.
Thankfully, his car wasn't hit this time, but it was broken into around the Fourth of July, so he said he's taken some precautions to prevent it from happening again.
"We have installed some lights to make it more lit up at night," he said.
As for Giles, he said has learned his lesson.
"It's one of those moments where I was like, I should have locked my doors," Giles said.
Police said they have not identified the five suspects in the surveillance video so they do not know if these crimes are connected to any other recent crimes or arrests.
The break-ins here happened about two hours before an attempted break-in at Lynchburg Arms where five suspects were caught in the act.
Anyone with information regarding these break-ins is asked to call Detective R. Miller with the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6160, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.