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Cary police investigate burglaries

Posted December 2, 2010

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— Cary police are investigating three burglaries that happened Wednesday night in the Lochmere Village area. 

Police said the suspects entered an occupied home in the 100 block of Bourne Wood Drive through a screened porch. A large, light- colored truck or SUV was seen leaving the area shortly after the incident.

Kim Huynh said her family woke up to find a TV and laptop missing. 

"Sometimes we don't lock our doors when we leave because this is such a safe neighborhood, but we'll definitely be locking our doors now," she said. 

Police said the thieves also robbed a home just around the corner on Vinecrest Court. 

John and Gay Purvis live next door to the home that was robbed. They said it was the second home in this cul-de-sac robbed in the passed few months.

“This year has been rough,” John Purvis said.

Less than five miles away, a home in the 400 block of King George Loop was also robbed, police said.

Three homes in Cary subdivision robbed Three homes in Cary subdivision robbed

Cary Police Capt. Scott Davis said it appears the thieves behind the crime spree were looking to make a quick score. He said neighbors need to be mindful of security with the holidays approaching.

Police offered these safety tips for residents:

  • Make sure exterior lights are mounted so that burglars cannot unscrew the bulbs
  • Use variable light timers and motion-sensitive lights to activate lights inside and outside your home
  • Lock all door and windows
  • Keep all trees and bushes neatly trimmed near doors and windows
  • Make sure valuables are not visible from the street
  • Work together with your neighbors on watching out for one another
  • Call the police if you witness any suspicious or unfamiliar vehicles and pedestrians

Police said two similar burglaries happened in the Lochmere area in July. Investigators are trying to determine if those cases are linked to the burglaries on Wednesday night. 

Anyone with information about these break-ins should contact police at 919-469-4324 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME. Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All callers are kept confidential.


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  • gmuny33 Dec 3, 2010

    notagain1903, Cary is just another Raleigh, more Wake Co. crime, that you all refuse to recognize, but look at this same site over the past months, and tell me how can you call it Durham, when Durham is trying to remove itself from the criminals of Raleigh, political and in the street.

  • gingerlynn Dec 3, 2010

    We live in Durham and have 2 black labs and a german shepard. Funny thing is, even though there has been property crime around us (bikes stolen, stuff stolen out of cars, etc). No one has bothered us at all. Coincidence? I think not.

  • ncguy Dec 3, 2010

    window alarms are about 20 bucks for 8


    They won't call 911 but make a heck of a racket ...

  • regretpostinganythingonwral3 Dec 3, 2010

    WOOF WOOF WOOF ! We have 3... Did you know an American Beagle can jump almost 6 feet in the air? They go for the throat too. yet the are one of the most kind and gentle breeds around. BUT if someone messes with their home or KIDS in the home - look out!

  • ProudBlackSingleMother Dec 3, 2010

    Get a dog, don't eat it... make sure you get a real dog.

  • 68_dodge_polara Dec 3, 2010

    And I agree with you Hindsightis 20-20, God does love all his children.

  • ncguy Dec 3, 2010

    Tis the season. Ho Ho Ho...

  • regretpostinganythingonwral3 Dec 3, 2010

    68_dodge_polara please reread my post. WOOFERS are best! a cat would lead them right to your most valuable stuff ! Lol.

  • regretpostinganythingonwral3 Dec 3, 2010

    68_dodge_polara normal people agree with you.

    All this racial feces got stirred up over national politics. What has gone on reminds me of the end of the 1st Die Hard movie... "if you steal 600 no one cares, if you steal 49 Trillion... "

  • 68_dodge_polara Dec 3, 2010

    If anyone thinks locking doors stops them your good luck. We've seen framing around reinforced doors ripped from walls. Locked doors give you the seconds to react when a home invasion occurs and that's about it. The best most effective deterrents aren't listed here one of which is a large dog that barks.