Neighbors concerned after thieves break into 40+ cars

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HOPEWELL, Va. -- Police are looking for the people who broke into more than 40 cars in Hopewell.

Many of the Wednesday morning car break-ins were reported in Hopewell's Parkview Pointe neighborhood.

Thieves got away with cash, phones, and guns left inside the cars overnight, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett. In addition to the break-ins, two cars were stolen.

Some victims believe the thieves were using a special tool to bypass car alarms.

"Once the doors open with me pressing the key, it's supposed to alert the authorities and alert my cell phone. None of that occurred," one Hopewell victim said. ""My car, when I came out, it was completely dark. It didn't start. The automatic lights didn't turn on."

Anyone with information about the crimes can call Hopewell Police at 804-541-2202.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.