The year began with this high profile bust at the Port of Norfolk. 16 cars stolen and then hidden in crates, on their way to Africa!
Information below is from our TV partners at WAVY-TV 10.
Since Jan. 1, police say a total 168 vehicles have been reports stolen in Norfolk — 60 percent of which had been left running. The cautionary message released on Tuesday by police comes amid increases in stolen vehicle reports. Most thefts occured when cars were left running and unattended.
“Stolen autos are an ever-increasing problem in this city. There is only so much that law enforcement can do to prevent this type of crime,” Chief Larry D. Boone said in a news release. “We need the community to partner with us to stop it”. If you see anything suspicious, please call the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP