String of break-ins leaves Southern Pines residents concerned
Posted May 13, 2014
Updated May 14, 2014
Southern Pines, N.C. — Brett Smith has to tell his parents that their home was broken into – on Mother’s Day.
His parents were out of town when Smith went to check on their Southern Pines home.
He walked into the home and saw that a window was broken.
"Downstairs, nothing was touched in the house,” he said. “Once I went upstairs, I realized all the drawers were open. When I hit the master bedroom, everything was dumped."
Smith’s parents are among homeowners whose homes along Fairway Drive and Indian Trail were broken into.
Many of the break-ins occurred while the victims were away.
But police may have a clue – a backpack found outside the home of Smith’s parents.
The contents of the bag resembled a burglar’s tool kit:
- A pry bar
- Power drill with a hole saw bit
- A knife
- Night vision goggles with a headband
Smith is glad his parents were not home and that no one was hurt.
“That is what is important here,” he said.
Southern Pines police offer an unattended property check program where an officer will check on a home while the occupants are away.