Thieves ransack homes stealing cash and jewelry

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Two homes broken into in a matter of hours, on what residents say is a usually quiet street in South Chesterfield.

While detectives at headquarters are actively investigating, there's still a lot they don't know about the break-ins on Pat Lane. Thieves broke into one home and then hit the house right next door.

Ellen Evans has lived in her peaceful Ranch Acres neighborhood for twenty years. But Wednesday night that quiet was shattered when thieves broke into her home while she was at church. Evans knew something was wrong when she came in to find her Sunday school book on the floor. She had left it on the dining room table, next to a Bible case that looks like a purse. Burglars also ransacked two bedrooms and stole money and jewelry.

"Never dreamed it. Never imagined it.  That was one reason why I moved in this neighborhood because I used to live in Church Hill and they were noted for breaking in over there. So after I moved here it was so peaceful and quiet," said Evans.

The home right next door was also burglarized. The woman who lives there says she's shocked and scared.

Thieves took a flat screen TV, some jewelry and some money from this house. They entered through a basement window, which used to be an exhaust system. The woman is still waiting to get it fixed.

Evans is already taking extra security measures. A repairman came in and installed Plexiglas in this window. She's hoping it's not as easy to break.

"I realize and I understand that it could happen anywhere. Some of the best places and the quietest places, they find their way in there somehow," said Evans.

Chesterfield Police are still looking for answers.  Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 748-0660. You can also text "tip 699" with your information to "CRIMES."  Spelled out on your phone that's 274-637.

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