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Old 03-11-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: charleston
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The hoa at my condo complex posted flyers on our doors today to inform us of an increase of illegal activity in the "greater centreville area" but also stressed that "the management office have also recieved similar reports, in particular a honda accord was stolen from the premises".. It goes on to talk about how we can keep ourselves safe by removeing valuables, jelwery, nav. systems ect from our cars and reporting anything suspicious to the police. It also says even though we are gated it is only ment to be a deterrent to unathorized access. Neatless to say I was a little surprised but it does go to show that even in "nice" areas crime happens.. I looked it up on the ffx county website and that car was stolen from my neighbor!! Anway.. its a crazy world we live in and I will definatly keep my gaurd up a little more than I have been. I do think its nice of the condo association to let us be aware of these types of things.. and not try to hide it. Have any of you noticed a spike in crime in your neighborhoods lately?
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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No and I doubt it's a county-wide spike. Probably just a group of teens or a homeless guy in your area looking for beer money. Lock your car door and don't leave valuables (especially GPSs) in it.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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Wow, that's not good...hope they find the perps...I wonder if the FCP use decoy cars to catch thieves?
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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When I lived near Reston Town Center in mid-2009 we, too, received flyers in our door jambs alerting us to a spike in crime in and around the community. Apparently many of my neighbors were victims of theft from their automobiles. I never thought property crime was particularly low in NoVA; however, violent crime is nearly non-existent for such a massive area.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:51 PM
 
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The hoa at my condo complex posted flyers on our doors today to inform us of an increase of illegal activity in the "greater centreville area" but also stressed that "the management office have also recieved similar reports, in particular a honda accord was stolen from the premises".. It goes on to talk about how we can keep ourselves safe by removeing valuables, jelwery, nav. systems ect from our cars and reporting anything suspicious to the police. It also says even though we are gated it is only ment to be a deterrent to unathorized access. Neatless to say I was a little surprised but it does go to show that even in "nice" areas crime happens.. I looked it up on the ffx county website and that car was stolen from my neighbor!! Anway.. its a crazy world we live in and I will definatly keep my gaurd up a little more than I have been. I do think its nice of the condo association to let us be aware of these types of things.. and not try to hide it. Have any of you noticed a spike in crime in your neighborhoods lately?
Isn't there a new shelter for illegals in Centreville? That may have something to do with the crime wave............or it may not.

I have a friend who lives in Sterling in an expensive neighborhood, all the houses are over $800,000. BUT, it's close enough to an area of illegals that things get stolen from their lawns and cars if they dare leave anything outside.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Wow, that's not good...hope they find the perps...I wonder if the FCP use decoy cars to catch thieves?

The theft of one car will unlikely cause FFX Co PD to place a bait car in this neighborhood. This area doesn't see the theft of cars nearly as bad as other areas of the country.
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