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Cary police hold meeting on home burglaries

Posted January 20, 2010

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— Cary police met Tuesday evening with about 120 people who live in the Lochmere Highlands subdivision about a string of recent robberies in the area.

Police answered questions from residents and reminded them to keep all home and car doors locked and to report to authorities any suspicious activity.

In three recent burglaries, thieves entered homes as the occupants slept. In two of those cases, police said, someone entered through an unlocked side door to the garage, then managed to open the motorized garage door.

Police said several residents had also reported garbage cans being moved or things being repositioned, perhaps in an effort to find out whether doors were locked.

Cary police ask anyone with information about the crimes to contact Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746 or the police department at 919-380-2133.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes, and all calls are kept confidential at the caller's request.

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  • cary1969 Jan 20, 2010

    please tell me how an empty police car would help the situation. they are entering people's homes while they sleep, either they are extremly bold or dumb.

  • robbins Jan 20, 2010

    They entered through an unlocked side garage door, then managed to motorize the overhead door. Duh! Finding the button for that should have been easy, once they were inside.

  • grenlyn1 Jan 20, 2010

    If I lived in Cary, I would be taking pictures of valuable items, writing down identifying numbers off of them, and get a detailed description of these items to give the police something to go on when checking out local pawn shops. I'd also be setting up old fashioned burgular alarms such as stacking cans along the inside base of doors. It still works!

  • froggytroat Jan 20, 2010

    Whoever comes in my house gets met by a 75 lb barking dog and a 9MM.

  • question_why Jan 20, 2010

    It would be nice to know a few items that were stolen. I'm sure whoever is responsible will try to sell the items and it would be helpful for people to watch for these.

  • gt_football Jan 20, 2010

    "They should quit while they're ahead. It's only a matter of time before they come across an armed homeowner"

    GREAT!!! Keeps the Police out of danger, and would save the taxpayers money for housing the sorry SOB!!!

  • Hatchcover Jan 20, 2010

    This is the same Cary where residents complained when a Patrolman parked the patrol car in his residential area? They stated it was unsightly (tacky) to have a cop car parked in their neighborhood. This was a few years back - look who's complaining now?

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jan 20, 2010

    This is disturbing to say the least. They should quit while they're ahead. It's only a matter of time before they come across an armed homeowner...