Home invasions on the rise in Greater Wards Corner neighborhoods

In the past two weeks there have been several attempted and successful break-ins of homes in Greater Wards Corner neighborhoods. Suburban Acres, Restmere and Talbot Park have all reported incidents. It appears that these violators are walking and driving around looking for opportunities and casing the neighborhoods. In order to reduce this type of crime, listed below are a few suggestions made by the Norfolk Police:

  •  Make sure that you keep all doors and windows locked at all times.
  •  Do not open doors to strangers; especially if they are soliciting something.
  • If you have an alarm system, use it. If it’s broken, fix it. 
  • If you see something suspicious, strangers going door to door or unusual activity, please call the police with good and accurate information. 911

Communication will be key in alerting our neighbors and the police of suspicious activity. Call 911 first and when you get the chance, please send Louis Eisenberg at unclouie@gmail.com an email to describe the activity in order that it be posted on Wards Corner Now.


4 Responses to Home invasions on the rise in Greater Wards Corner neighborhoods

  1. patty speidel says:

    Are you talking home invasion as in someone is home during the robbery? Or theft? They imply two totally seperate things to me. (one worse than the other)

    • Linda P says:

      Our home on Ruthven Road was robbed back in January and my 37 year old son was in the house at the time. He surprised the burglar when he came down stairs because he heard a noise. Lucky for my son the thief ran out the back door. Unfortunately he got away with all our jewelry, cash we had stashed in the house and my daughter’s Wii console and games. We are thankful that my son was not hurt but miss the things that were stolen – nothing of real value but a lot of sentimental value that cannot be replaced.

  2. Keith T says:

    There haven’t been any home invasions. There have been a handful of burglaries.

  3. Scott Guirlinger says:

    Add to the list above: If you know of a neighbor that is out of town, kindly remove door flyers and advertisements from their porch. They signal potential burglars that no one is home.

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