Homemont residents take action to protect their community from crime
Chesapeake neighbors are ticked off. They say “punks” are terrorizing their community.
One even sent a message from Craigslist.
Neighbors say there have been multiple house burglaries, cars have been broken into, and children’s bicycles have been stolen within the last month.
The post showed up Monday and it was titled “Homemont Hoodlums.”
“A group of teenage thieves are turning this community off Waters Road in Chesapeake into a ‘gangland,’” the author says.
No one knows who posted the rant and rave on Craigslist. Neighbors say the language was a little bit harsh, but they can’t help but agree with the writer’s main message.
The neighbors are concerned about who is going to be the next victim.
News of close-encounters with the thieves quickly spread through the subdivision as neighbors shared their stories with each other.
With no arrests made, neighbors are now taking action and watching out for each other’s homes. Some even installed security cameras to catch the so-called “punks” in the act.
“There is a huge problem. Everybody is aware of who is coming and who is going,” says one of the residents.
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