We all would like to feel safe to walk in the neighborhood at any time of day or night. However, until these suspects are arrested, please use extreme caution when out walking at night. If possible, walk in large groups and stick to well lit areas. If you see something a block ahead of you that makes you uncomfortable, don't hesitate to turn around and go back to a restaurant, bar, or friend's house and call a cab or a friend to give you a ride home. If you do get a ride home, ask the driver to wait until you are safely inside your house before driving off.
We are also asking that every house or building that has outside lights put them on and leave them on all night. This can make streets much brighter and make it more difficult for criminals to surprise you.
Finally, if you see anything suspicious, please call 911 immediately. The police need those tips to catch and deter this behavior in our neighborhood.
VaHi Safety Team