Police seek tampering suspects
Suffolk police are seeking the identities of suspects involved in a tampering with vehicle incident that occurred June 8.
Four suspects, believed to be males, were captured on surveillance video in the 2000 block of Mill Lake Road in the Olde Mill Creek neighborhood during the early morning hours that day, according to a city press release.
The foursome can be seen walking past the residence, and two of them tampered with a vehicle that was in the driveway and another parked on the street. They were wearing clothing that covered their faces, the press release stated.
Suffolk police have these tips to help prevent becoming a victim of crime:
- Always lock your vehicle, even while parked at your residence. Criminals will go from car door to car door searching for that one vehicle left unlocked.
- Secure, remove or conceal anything of value. GPS devices are hot targets. Even taking the devices off of the window leaves the telltale marks of the suction cups. Thieves look for this indicator, so clean them off regularly.
- Remove anything with personal information on it. Pay stubs, old check books, bills with account numbers and even your vehicle registration are increased opportunities for identity theft.
- Never leave your vehicle running, even for a short time to warm up, or even to run into a store for a moment. If you do, use a spare key or invest in an automatic start system that disables the vehicle without the key, so that you can lock the door.
- Invest in a vehicle security system. There are several on the market that either help to prevent the theft of your vehicle or helps locate your vehicle should it become stolen.
- Remove valet keys that may be found in your glove box or owner’s manual. Check for this key when you purchase a vehicle and keep it secure. Never leave a spare key inside your vehicle.
Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or text the keyword SPDVATIP and the tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.