Sterling, Virginia – On Wednesday night, residents of the Fairfield Suites apartment complex in Sterling, Virginia returned to their cars to find that the rims had been stolen off of their Honda sedans. The thieves had entered the parking lot sometime during the night and made off with the rims, leaving the cars up on blocks.
Residents say that this is not the first time that something like this has happened in the complex, and that they are fed up with the lack of security. “I just don’t feel safe here anymore,” one resident said. “I don’t know when they’re going to strike next, and I don’t want to be the next victim.”
The Fairfield Suites apartment complex does have security cameras, but they are only located in the front of the building and do not cover the parking lot. Management says that they are looking into increasing security, but in the meantime, residents are being advised to park their cars in well-lit areas and to report any suspicious activity to the police.
On Tuesday night, residents of the Fairfield Suites apartment complex in Sterling, Virginia returned home to find that the rims of their Honda sedans had been stolen. The thieves had apparently entered the parking lot sometime during the night and made off with the rims, leaving the cars resting on blocks.
The residents were understandably upset, as the rims are not cheap to replace. One resident, who did not want to be named, said that she had just bought her car a few months ago and now she would have to spend hundreds of dollars to replace the rims.
The Sterling Police Department is investigating the incident and is asking anyone with information to come forward. In the meantime, the residents of Fairfield Suites are left to deal with the inconvenience and expense of having their rims stolen
The incident happened sometime between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Parkview Apartments on Southview Drive, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell said.
At least four vehicles were targeted and had their rims and tires stolen, Troxell said. The value of the stolen property is estimated to be several thousand dollars.
There were no witnesses and no suspects.
Police are investigating the thefts and ask that anyone with information about the incident call the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.