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Old 07-10-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Been following the story on the Leesburg bank robbery/hostage situation. We are looking to move to Leesburg. Has crime taken a turn for the worse in Leesburg? I guess I better make sure to get a security system installed quickly.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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Been following the story on the Leesburg bank robbery/hostage situation. We are looking to move to Leesburg. Has crime taken a turn for the worse in Leesburg? I guess I better make sure to get a security system installed quickly.
Dont waste your money on a security system, rather get yourself a nice 2nd amendment .
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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Leesburg is fine. There's really very little crime other than petty stuff in the ghetto area and even that wouldn't be considered ghetto anywhere else.

One Nutcase does not a crime wave make.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Leesburg is fine... just don't live near a pawn shop.

(Also, the BB&T bank in downtown Leesburg has been robbed twice in the last two months.)
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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Also, close your garage doors. Thankfully all ended well, but apparently this elderly couple tended to leave their garage door open. That can be an invitation....
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Also, close your garage doors. Thankfully all ended well, but apparently this elderly couple tended to leave their garage door open. That can be an invitation....
Speaking about keeping your garage door closed...

If you haven't heard yet there has been an explosion in the fox and raccoon populations this year. They like to hide in garages, especially during a hot afternoon. Yet another reason to keep the garage door closed. You're more likely to get a fox in your garage than a bank robber--and IMO a frightened fox that feels trapped is more likely to hurt you.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Also, close your garage doors. Thankfully all ended well, but apparently this elderly couple tended to leave their garage door open. That can be an invitation....
We've had a rash of thefts in our neighborhood from open garage doors. The sheriff's office believes that local teenagers are the culprits - they are stealing beer and random stuff (like kitty litter) and meeting up at the park in the middle of the night to compare their haul and see who 'won' their 'scavenger hunt'. Then they leave a lot of the stuff there. We now have a security company patrolling the park on Segways because it technically is closed after dark.

Last year we had a real group of thieves operating in our neighborhood, driving in from somewhere else in a van. They went street by street, looking for unlocked cars and open garages - and scored numerous GPS's, MP3 players, laptops, etc. Realizing that it was easy pickings, they came back several days that week and got a lot more stuff. I don't know how many times the police and the HOA can tell people to be careful and lock their cars and garage doors, but some people never learn.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Default Close your mouth, zip your fly, and shut your garage door

deleted, this was posted by accident
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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You're over-reacting. Calm down.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: TX
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with the state of the economy and unemployment...unfortunately robbies/burgleries: banks, stores, homes, cars etc... will be on the rise. EVERYWHERE

Leesburg is still a very nice town with little crime.

I think one of the biggest crimes in Leesburg is thiefs from cars. So many people have 1 car garages and use it for lawn storage so that leaves 2 or more cars parked outside. Do not leave anything valuable in your car.
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