Chesterfield police are investigating several car break-ins in the Cloverhill Estates neighborhood. At least five cars were broken into over a two-day period from Wednesday to Thursday morning.
The thieves stole items like electronics and money. However, one family had a close call when the thieves found their garage door opened.
Chris Barrow says, he woke up Thursday morning to his garage door partially open. The doors to his SUV were fully open, and the items inside were strewn about.
"No lights were on and the car was unlocked," said Barrow. "We kind of left them that perfect opportunity to get in the house."
Barrow says, that's almost what happened. By making the mistake of leaving his car door open, the thieves had access to his garage but could have also very easily gotten into his home.
Inside, Barrow, his wife and their seven year old son were sound asleep. Thankfully, Barrow remembered to lock the side door.
"It's a little nerve wracking having someone so close to being inside your home," said Barrow.
Chesterfield police dusted Barrow's SUV and garage door opener for fingerprints.
Barrow says, the thieves got away with electronics and other, smaller items. Now, he locks his doors and counts his blessings that the people who matter most to him weren't harmed.
Barrow says, officers are investigating to see if the car break-ins in Cloverhill Estates are connected. If you have any information, call Crime Solvers at 748-0660.
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