Break-In Makes Virginia Families Think About Secure Garage Door Installation

Thief caught on video stealing from Richmond home’s garage reminds Virginia homeowners to choose a secure garage door installation.

Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance camera robbing a Richmond-area garage, according to WTVR Channel 6. The suspect is described as a white male, roughly 6 feet tall, and was observed driving a blue pickup truck, which he parked in the victims’ driveway.

The 45-second video shows the man, who is wearing a windbreaker jacket and baseball cap that makes it hard to see his face, breaking into the garage and leaving a few seconds later with power tools and a chainsaw. Toward the end of the video, the suspect puts the stolen items in the bed of his truck and drives away. Police in Richmond have asked the public for help identifying the man, and they remind local homeowners to make sure all of the entry points to their homes are secure, including their garage doors.

Garage doors come in a variety of designs, from relatively simple wooden panel designs to elaborate rolling models. Some, made from toughened steel panels and mounted to heavy-duty hinges, are highly resistant to attempts to force them open. Residential garages are one of the most common entry points into homes for legitimate residents and burglars alike, but a strong garage door installation can keep out most efforts at break-ins.

Just as important as installing a new door, keeping an existing garage door installation in good shape can also help secure homeowners’ property against unauthorized efforts to break in. Annual inspections and regular preventive maintenance of the automatic garage door system are part of keeping a garage door in good shape, as well as making it resistant to intruders.

Quality Garage Doors of Culpeper, VA, offers new garage door installation throughout the Northern Virginia and Capital Corridor areas. Our installation and service technicians can offer a free estimate for both routine maintenance and new installations. There’s no obligation for a free consultation, and our experts can set you up with an appointment at home at a time that works for your schedule.

Services we offer homeowners include:
Replacement of pulleys, rails and clickers
Same-day service in many cases

Crime unfortunately happens, even in sleepy residential Richmond neighborhoods. Upgrading your garage door installation, and keeping it in good shape with regular maintenance and inspections, is one way you can keep your property safe. Call Quality Garages today for your consultation, and schedule a home visit for any time you can be home.

Contact Info:
Name: Scot Small
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Organization: Quality Garage Doors
Address: 2014 Cotton Tail Drive, Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Phone: (540) 212-1520

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