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Men sought in thefts from cars in North Stafford
By KEITH EPPS
Stafford County authorities are trying to identify three men who were spotted stealing from vehicles along the U.S. 1 corridor in North Stafford this week.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said a rash of thefts took place in the Widewater Village, Potomac Village and Port Aquia subdivisions late Monday or early Tuesday. At least a dozen thefts had been reported by Wednesday.
Most of the thefts involved unlocked vehicles, though one vehicle had its window smashed. Among the items stolen were purses, wallets, phone chargers, credit cards, GPS devices and Kindles.
Kennedy said some items had been dropped near the victims’ vehicles and some were found in a backpack that had been discarded near U.S. 1 and Port Aquia Drive.
A caller spotted the thieves going into his neighbor’s vehicles on Raynar Court about 1:55 a.m. Tuesday. After being confronted by the citizens, the suspected thieves ran toward the back of the court toward U.S. 1.
The witness described the thieves as two black males and a Hispanic male. One of them was carrying a backpack and one had dreadlocks, and all were wearing white gloves and dark clothing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 659-2020.