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Cary police: Lock your doors

Posted March 29, 2011

— Police on Tuesday urged Cary residents to lock up before going to bed, noting that more than 200 local homes have been burglarized in the last 15 months by people entering through unlocked doors and garages.

Burglars recently have targeted homes in neighborhoods near Waldo Rood Boulevard and Cary Parkway, police said. No one has been injured in any of the incidents, and the thieves usually grab items within easy reach, such as purses and wallets, before fleeing.

Since the beginning of 2010, 220 residential burglaries with no forced entry have been reported across Cary, they said.

Police reminded residents to lock their garages and all external doors at night and keep valuables in a secure part of the home away from doors and windows. Police also suggested that residents use light timers and motion-sensitive lights to turn interior and exterior lights on at various times.

Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity in their neighborhood, especially at night, is asked to call Cary police at 919-469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME.


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  • garand7449 Mar 30, 2011

    I will make sure everything is locked now that for sure...

  • ncitalian4 Mar 30, 2011

    really? People go to bed at night and leave their purses/wallets in their cars? ?????

  • AtALost Mar 30, 2011

    "It always kills me how these people are smart enough to have a BA, but they can't lock a door."

    You don't have to be that smart to have a BA - just keep showing up and paying $$ and you'll get a liberal arts degree eventually. This is common sense but there's so little of it these days. Just like the "Cover your cough" signs and texting while driving; SHOULD be no-brainers. I've lived in Cary, Raleigh and now Durham. On the rare occasion I've left my garage open, nothing happened. I've done it 2x in Durham!!! But I know it was just a blessing nothing was stolen. The slaps on the wrist for larceny do nothing to deter criminals. Once they get inside, it may go beyond a simple robbery. I always lock my doors because bad things don't have to happen often, once is more than enough for me.

  • Fireflies Rock Mar 30, 2011

    I can't even imagine not locking my door - especially at night. What on earth?!

  • tttaylor Mar 30, 2011

    really wral? i post a comment about getting a gun and it doesnt get posted?? how bout this...lets raise taxes so we can have MORE POLICE to sit at every street corner and protect everyone every second of the day...will that work better. When it was the wild wild west people had guns and took care of their property/selves. But oh well the world we live in now gives criminals more rights then the general law abiding citizens.

  • simplemind2 Mar 30, 2011

    "Since the beginning of 2010, 220 residential burglaries with no forced entry have been reported across Cary." I find that STATs in itself to be shocking. I suppose none of the 220 burglaries have been solved yet. I guess this also has to do with where the law enforcement agency places its priorities at. As far as I'm concerned, home is the place where I pay property taxes every year and also the sacred place where my loved ones and I live. Any perpetrator intrudes into my home - I'll consider he/she has singed his/her own death warrant. I'll show no mercy in the process of protecting my loved one's lives, mine and our property items which are accumulated through years of honest and hard-work.

  • HEAFIE200 Mar 30, 2011

    Pat7 - Alot of money in Cary, yes there is, and in Durham, Briar Creek area (you know that nice country club area over there), Hillsborogh even....so Pat7 - you statement is really ignorant - Cary isn't the only area that has "money". It just shows (and I live in Cary) that those in Cary are ignorant and arrogent enough to think they don't have to lock their doors because "crime isn't in Cary" bahaha. Whatever.

  • housemanagercary Mar 30, 2011

    So all of you laughing lock your door from your house to your garage always?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Mar 30, 2011

    thefish: "I'm sort of surprised there are 200 Cary residents that don't lock their doors. Who doesn't do that?!?!?"

    Actually, there are only two State fans that didn't lock their doors 100 times each.

  • u stand corrected Mar 30, 2011

    Cops shouldn't have to tell you this.