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Rolesville sees uptick in burglaries

Posted April 6, 2009
Updated April 7, 2009

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— Rolesville has seen seven home burglaries since late February; a number Police Chief Tim Stoker said is unusually high for the small town.

Three burglaries took place Saturday on Long Melford and Ashbrittle Drive. Earlier burglaries occurred on Misty Willow Way in the Granite Crest subdivision Feb. 26, on Waterstone Lane in the Old Towne subdivision March 16, and on Redford Place and Virginia Water drives in the Village at Rolesville subdivision March 31.

Police said that in all the break-ins, no one was home at the time and no one was injured.

The burglars have always used a back entrance to the home, including unlocked windows and garages, Stoker said.

The police chief said that the thieves also always took flat-screen televisions, which are thinner and easier to carry than older TVs. Other stolen property included iPods, Wii game systems, jewelry and laptops.

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  • working for deadbeats Apr 7, 2009

    Come on over to my house. It will be the last break in you'll ever commit. Oh, make sure to bring the medical examiner with you.

  • RonnieR Apr 7, 2009

    They're not burglaries, I guess that makes a better headline, but, rather, breaking or enterings. Someone must be present in the home for it to be a burglary.

  • fatcat11 Apr 7, 2009

    Odds are,this the work of just a couple of people....

  • shellbelle Apr 7, 2009

    IMO - it has taken awhile for Rolesville to become an inviting community. They have added new homes and expanded shopping so that it is family friendly and convenient... so - it makes sense that more crime would now be finding it's way there.

    It's a shame, but seems like that's how it happens.