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Posted at 3:44 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Home, car break-ins reported in Alexandria

By Elizabeth Flock

A number of homes and cars have been broken into in Alexandria recently, police said Wednesday, particularly in the Del Ray section of the City.

Most of the residential burglaries occurred during the daytime hours, usually between noon and 7 p.m., police said. Laptops, jewelry, televisions and cash were commonly targeted by robbers who broke into rear and side doors.

All but one of the homes was unoccupied at the time of the burglaries, police said. A resident in the 200 block of W. Windsor Avenue was at home when a burglar entered the house and then fled when he saw someone there. Nothing was taken from the residence.

Six cars in Del Ray were broken into between Jan. 9 and 11, police said, with thieves taking loose coins. All of them were left unlocked, police said, and most were parked in the victim's driveway.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 19, 2011; 3:44 PM ET
Categories:  Alexandria, Virginia  
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Lock your cars. Lock your cars.

You don't live in Andy Griffith's Mayberry.

One more time: LOCK YOUR CARS.

Posted by: TaxiDriver | January 19, 2011 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Has to be one of those students at the Alexandria NVCC.

Posted by: wjc1va | January 19, 2011 10:40 PM | Report abuse

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