DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - The Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Department is beefing up patrols in Dinwiddie County after eight home break-ins in about a week.
Teresa Martin is one of the victims of this string of break-ins.
"This entire, if you can imagine, [this section of the door] was kicked completely in and [pieces of wood] were thrown. I tried to patch it but it's just everywhere just pieces; just kicked in like that," said Martin.
Coming home from work, Monday, she didn't notice it right away.
"I hung my keys up and went upstairs and that's when I realized something was really, really wrong and all of a sudden, this fear came over me," she said.
A laptop, jewelry including her husband's wedding band - the thieves ransacked her home.
"It's a violation, you've been violated, it's like you really can't describe it," said Martin.
The Martin's home is one of three along Old Stage Road hit by crooks.
Others include homes in the 12000 block of Duncan Road, 16000 block of Courthouse Road and Old Vaughan Road.
The only clue the Martin's offered, was from a neighbor - who noticed a green Toyota parked in her driveway.
"We've gotten some information that they may be connected," said Major William Knott of the Dinwiddie Sheriff's Department.
It's being considered in the investigation. If you have information call Dinwiddie County and Petersburg Crimesolvers at 861-1212.