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Posted on: May 3, 2016

LCSO Continues to Investigate Rim and Tire Thefts, Offers Security Tips

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2016

Contact: Kraig Troxell, Public Information Officer, 703-771-5278
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Alex Kowalski, Public Information Officer, 703-777-0625
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LCSO Continues to Investigate Rim and Tire Thefts, Offers Security Tips

Loudoun County, VA- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a series of recent thefts from SUV’s, GMC pick-up trucks and a minivans where customized rims and standard oversized tires were targeted.

In 2016, there have been 11 cases where all four tires and rims were stolen from the vehicle. An apparent attempted theft was also reported in April in the Sterling area.

Most of the incidents have occurred in the Ashburn and Broadlands areas with similar thefts also reported in Sterling and Lansdowne. In most of the cases the vehicles targeted have been located on cul-de-sacs. The suspect or suspects typically drive an SUV to the area and are targeting the vehicles between midnight and 4 a.m.

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continue to work with neighboring law enforcement agencies to determine if similar cases in the region are possibly related. Similar thefts were also reported in the region in 2015.

In light of these thefts, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office advises residents to take the following precautions to help deter tire and wheel thieves:

• Park your vehicle in a garage or well-lit area and turn wheels at an angle
• Install wheel locks
• Install a car alarm that includes sensors for the wheels

Residents are also asked to report all suspicious activity immediately by calling 703-777-1021.

Anyone with any information regarding these cases is asked to contact Detective M. Hall of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office at 571-258-3043.

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