CHESAPEAKE, VA – There have been more than 50 break ins around the Indian River section of Chesapeake in the past six months. Police have only made arrests in five of the cases.
In all there were 54 break ins within a one mile radius, and 24 of those were at homes in the middle of the day.
We asked police what they were doing about the crimes and got an email stating, “Our uniform patrol officers and detectives are aware and are concentrating extreme effort in this area to curb these crimes.”
Some of the victims told Newschannel 3 that is not true.
“ I don’t think that they did they due diligence to come out here and do anything for us at all,” said Ebony Fisher.
Fisher’s home was broken into on Martin Avenue back in March. No one in her case has been arrested.
“I have been trying to move ever since then, and find someone to go because I don’t want to be here no longer,” said Fisher.
Her neighbor, Catrina Sawyer, also said she wants to move. Her home was broken into the same day as Fisher’s.
The most recent break in this area happened on August 8 on Scotia Drive. In that case, the victim’s home did not have a security system, but her neighbor did have surveillance cameras. Police say the man seen walking the street around the same time as the burglary is a person of interest.
If you have any information that can help in these cases, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-Up.