Cluster of car break-ins in Prince George County

PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) – A cluster of car break-ins has one community on alert and police looking for the culprit.

The crimes happened in the Northern part of Prince George County. In all, nearly two dozen vehicles were hit.

Buddy Davis purchased his Mazda less than a month ago. While it was parked in his driveway someone broke into the car.

"This, my glove box, was open and everything was on the floor - just like that and somebody was looking for change," said Davis.

Davis is one of 19 people in his neighborhood whose vehicle was burglarized over the weekend. The crook stole cash and a GPS unit out of Davis' car.

During each of the break-ins the victim's vehicle door was unlocked -- making easy for the thief or thieves to grab the goods and go.

The crimes happened in the Northern part of the county early Saturday morning. In all, three neighboring subdivisions were hit -- Rivers Edge, Jordan Point and Beechwood Manor.

Billy Woodruff is a concerned neighbor. A few years back someone broke into his truck while it was parked in front of his house.

"My truck was unlocked. They went in and helped themselves. They got my gun and checkbook," said Woodruff.

Police say, during one of the crimes a witness spotted the suspect.

"He was a white male wearing white gloves and a stocking cap," said Lt. Brian Kei with Prince George County Police.

Police say it appears that all of the crimes are related. It's not clear if that suspect was working alone.

As for Davis, he now locks all of his car doors.

"I'm sad our society is getting to where you have to lock everything up and it's just a sign of the times," said Davis.

If you have any information on these crimes you're asked to contact Prince George County Police.

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