In analyzing the crime releases by the Roanoke Police Department for the month of March, a few specific patterns and trends have emerged.
Not that unexpected, two larceny crimes occurred on Valley View Boulevard, where the mall is located. A story could be done on what the mall is doing to prevent theft, or how or why these crimes occurred and if the suspects have been found.
A more unexpected piece of this puzzle, however, is the two homicides that occurred on Roanoke Avenue, just three days apart from one another. Crimes of this magnitude should not be taking place so frequently, let alone on the same street. In addition to those homicides, the first homicide of the month took place just one day before the Roanoke Avenue incidents.