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List of Chapel Hill break-ins climbs to nine

Posted August 19, 2008
Updated August 20, 2008

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— Chapel Hill police reported another forcible break-in Tuesday, bringing the total in the past 10 days to nine. Some time during the day Tuesday, a home was broken into at 1660 martin Luther King Blvd.

Police reported three homes entered by force during daylight hours on Monday – at 122 Taylor St., 116 Justice St. and 2101 Old Oxford Road East.

Eight of the nine break-ins have been in the north part of town. The outlier is a break-in at 202 Howell St., south of the University of Carolina campus.

Police have not commented on whether the crimes might be related.


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  • lynddsy Aug 19, 2008

    it is not just in ch-if you were to look at the newspapers from places like fuquay, you would see probably more than this. especially auto break ins.

  • TarheelTurtle Aug 19, 2008

    This happens every year when students begin arriving back. I've lived on the Hill almost my entire life, and "ghetto" isn't a word that's synonymous with Chapel Hill. Love to see your stats, 2. Wanna bet, the people are from outside of CH?

  • golonc Aug 19, 2008

    My gun is ready. Go ahead, make my day!

  • OrdinaryCitizen Aug 19, 2008

    CH is going to the ghetto - far from it
    Its been like this the past 2 years. Each summer houses/condos/apts. are being broke into in record numbers. I can't wait till one of these thiefs break into my condo. I already have something for them.

  • 2 Aug 19, 2008

    CH is going to the ghetto, and I'm not saying that b/c of my NCSU icon... I'm saying it because there are stats to prove it.

  • Rabid_Wolf_3 Aug 19, 2008

    Did the houses have alarms? Were they active?