Detectives Investigating Rash Of Vehicle Break-Ins in Lincoln County

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Detectives are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins in an east Lincoln neighborhood.

Investigators say residents began reporting the break-ins to unlocked vehicles the morning of Jan. 6th.  The vehicles were parked at homes on Glencrest Drive, Sedgebrook Drive West, Cedarwood Court, Pinkney Place and Brentfield Lane.

Items stolen included cash, a .380 caliber pistol, electronic equipment, a book bag, credit cards and identification, according to a news release.

A total of 12 break-ins were reported but investigators say several other vehicle owner’s did not want to file a report.

Deputies believe the suspects went from street to street in the neighborhood entering vehicles that were left unlocked.  Thieves hit the same neighborhood with vehicle break-ins in August as well.

Anyone with information about these break-ins is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.