VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach Police say they have responded to more than 20 break-ins in and around Town Center since January.
10 On Your Side talked to Misty Prewitt, who said someone broke into her car in that area Wednesday night.
“I met my husband for date night at P.F. Chang’s. We came back about 6:45 and I exited the elevator and noticed that glass was all over the ground, so I freaked out,” Prewitt said.
Prewitt said she thinks someone must have watched and waited for her to leave her SUV.
“I was terrified. Who knew when that happened, who knew where that person was, if they were just waiting for me to come back to my car and there was nobody there to stop it,” she said.
Someone broke Prewitt’s SUV window and stole a laptop and bag, worth nearly $2,000. Prewitt asked police about catching the criminal on camera, but she said an officer told her there were no surveillance tapes.
10 On Your Side saw security cameras at the entrance of the parking garage where Prewitt parked. She said she thinks Town Center needs to increase security.
“If you want an upscale place and you want it to be a place for families and you want it to be a place for people to spend a lot of money, then you need to spend a lot of money protecting them,” Prewitt said.
Several Town Center businesses reported they had received flyers with tips on securing valuables in vehicles. A Town Center security officer referred requests for information to management and said no one would be available to comment on the issue until Friday morning.