Thieves caught on camera stealing from unlocked cars in Roanoke County

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - Several thieves were caught on camera early Tuesday morning while stealing from unlocked cars in Roanoke County, according to the Roanoke County Police Department. 

The video was taken by a resident's security camera in the North Lakes Community and shows several suspects walking up and down the street and stealing valuables from unlocked cars. 

Authorities say the incident happened between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

Police are investigating eight separate cases this month.

In all the cases, the unlocked cars were parked in driveways or streets, with thefts happening after midnight, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Roanoke County Police Department at 540-562-3265. 

Officers want to remind residents to lock their cars. 

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