Series of "Jump Ins" in Lorton area
Fairfax County Police Department
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March 16, 2012
Series of “Jump Ins” in Lorton area
West Springfield Police District – Police are investigating reports of 10 cars being stolen while their owners left them running in their driveways in the Lorton area off Silverbook Road. The vehicles range in value from a 2004 Toyota Corolla, worth about $8,000 to a 2012 Acura TL, valued at around $50,000.
Police have distributed flyers and posted electronic sign boards in the area to help make the public aware of the thefts and deter thieves.
The first in the apparent series took place January 18 and the most recent was Friday, March 9. All of the crimes occurred as owners were “warming up” their vehicles between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. on weekdays (Monday through Friday).
Five of the 10 vehicles have not been recovered.
Police urge motorists not to leave their vehicles unattended while running; pay attention to their surroundings when getting into or out of their vehicles; and remember that there may be people watching their actions.
These thefts are being investigated by the FCPD Auto Theft Squad and officers from the West Springfield Police District. Despite the increase in temperatures, many motorists may still be in the routine of warming up their cars and police urge vigilance.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.