Crooks target 3 homes on Thanksgiving Day

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - While many of you were gobbling up turkey on Thanksgiving Day, crooks were breaking into three homes in the Kings Forest Subdivision. The crimes all happened just a block apart from each other.

Tonight, neighbors there tell NBC12 this is not the first time their neighborhood has been the target of crime.

The Christmas trees are lit in the Kings Forest neighborhood. So far though, it's been anything but a jolly good time this season for people living here.

Three homes targets of break ins. One home is right across the street from Johana Guerra. "Right now, we are all worried maybe it can happen to us again."

Some neighbors are so worried they might be next, they won't even show their faces on camera. That's because they've been victims of break-ins before and recently have noticed something suspicious.

"I saw several of them a couple times last week going and looking through the fronts of the houses and scoping the houses out," said one woman.

Police say the suspects are breaking in through the back of the homes and in some cases pulling out a window air conditioner to get inside.

Two homes were hit Thanksgiving day on the 6100 block of Thierry. One at 6 AM. Another at 10 PM. A third Thanksgiving Day burglary happened just around the corner from the other two on Manuel. Now, people are learning how to protect themselves, including arming themselves with guns. Others have installed alarm systems.

Many agree -- the community needs to come together to stop this. But that's the problem.

"A lot of the people that live here will not cooperate and don't want to be neighborly. If they know them or see them they will not say and tell who they are," said a neighbor.

If you know anything about these crimes, which neighbors say is being committed by teens, call Crime Solvers anonymously at 748-0660.

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