I know that break ins happen and we have relatively low crime in our somewhat insular world of Crozet, but this still sucks.
via email –
I was at Mint Springs Valley Park in Crozet with a photographer and my daughter yesterday (Saturday) having her senior pictures taken. We walked away from our cars which were parked at the first parking area to the left upon entering the park where the fishing lake is located.
When we returned we found that our locked cars had their passenger and driver windows smashed out and our purses had been stolen out of the cars. … This must have occurred fast and furious. This has been a terrible experience for me,the photographer and my 17 year old daughter. Who would think that such a terrible thing could happen in a small rural park in Crozet. I guess the world is changing fast and furious as well.
I felt the people of Crozet needed to be aware of this crime and to please be careful in that park. The police did not appear overly concerned so that is why I am writing to you to inform folks.
It is obvious to me we were targeted and watched as we walked away from our cars so as not to be aware of what was to happen after we were out of sight of the cars.
I have already been back there this morning to look around the roads just hoping they threw our purses out once they got the contents they wanted. But I found nothing.
The police took my information and the photographer’s information for the incident report. They did not seem to be very surprised or alarmed this occurred. I asked him if there had been any other breakins like this in the park and he indicated there had been, as well as in the town of Crozet.