NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Newport News Police Department is investigating multiple burglaries at Extra Space Storage in the 800 block of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard Tuesday morning.
Officers were dispatched to the scene at 7:32 a.m. After an initial investigation, police discovered that 74 units were broken into and that several items have been reported missing.
The business's owners are in the process of notifying renters of the incident.
Detectives said all the units that were broken into had standard padlocks while those with the new circular locks were not. They are suggesting that renters explore this as an alternative safety measure.
Extra Space Storage sent News 3 this statement:
“We are currently working with local law enforcement to assist in their investigation related to the break-ins that took place at our facility located at 801 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA. Security is very important to Extra Space Storage and we are reviewing security at this property and other properties in the area in an effort to deter future break-ins. We have also been notifying potentially impacted customers to visit their units and assess the condition of their belongings.”
Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted anonymously here.