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Multiple break-ins reported in Raleigh neighborhoods

Posted May 5, 2008

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— Raleigh police are investigating more than two dozen vehicle break-ins that occurred within a few days in an area between Glenwood Avenue and Creedmoor Road.

Police reports indicate the crooks stole money, a gun, and thousands of dollars worth of electronics from 30 vehicles.

No arrests have been made, and police won't say if they think the break-ins are connected with vandalism in the same area on New Year's Day.

In those cases, police arrested two Broughton High School students. Authorities leveled more than seven dozen charges for crimes in the Carolina Country Club and Brookhaven areas.

According to court records, damages to properties of more than 40 victims exceeded $11,000.

For some victims of the recent break-ins, residents say the say the items can never be replaced.

"The value is a low-end camera. It's a digital camera, but all the pictures and the memory cards I had were really important," resident David Tunstall said.

Tunstall said the photos captured his 99-year-old mother-in-law's final days before she passed away two months ago. He never downloaded the photos.

"I would sure like to recover that case," he said.

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  • buckos18 May 6, 2008

    If you have cameras and a gun don't leave them in your car over night.

  • OrdinaryCitizen May 6, 2008

    If the thieves are caught I hope they get more than probation and sent home. I want to see extreme $ damages and jail time. If not, expect this to happen to you soon. Breakins are happening at an alarming rate also in Chapel Hill.

  • iron fist May 6, 2008

    I hope Tunstall gets his camera back, maybe the theives will have some compassion and send the pictures back or maybe they will be caught with the evidence. I wouldn't bet on either one happening.