Campbell County Sheriff’s Office urges residents to lock vehicles to avoid theft

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

RUSTBURG, Va. (WFXR) – The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is telling residents that, due to a recent increase in thefts from vehicles, being reported in the Timberlake section of the county, they should be sure vehicles are locked and valuables are removed from sight.

“Most of the vehicles affected were left unlocked and many had items left in plain view for thieves to see. As a result, we have increased and intensified patrols, but citizens can help prevent these vehicle related thefts if they take their things out of their vehicles and lock their car doors every time they get out.”

Maj. Brandon Epperson, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office

The sheriff’s office says that every time they exit their vehicle, they should always lock doors and roll up windows.

It’s also important, according to authorities, for drivers to hide or lock valuables in the truck before they arrive at their destination and when they do arrive, to remove those items from the vehicle, if possible.

Campbell County residents are encouraged to report suspicious behavior by calling the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at 434-332-9574 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

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