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Cary police: Lock your doors

Posted March 29, 2011 2:10 p.m. EDT
Updated March 29, 2011 2:34 p.m. EDT

— Police on Tuesday urged Cary residents to lock up before going to bed, noting that more than 200 local homes have been burglarized in the last 15 months by people entering through unlocked doors and garages.

Burglars recently have targeted homes in neighborhoods near Waldo Rood Boulevard and Cary Parkway, police said. No one has been injured in any of the incidents, and the thieves usually grab items within easy reach, such as purses and wallets, before fleeing.

Since the beginning of 2010, 220 residential burglaries with no forced entry have been reported across Cary, they said.

Police reminded residents to lock their garages and all external doors at night and keep valuables in a secure part of the home away from doors and windows. Police also suggested that residents use light timers and motion-sensitive lights to turn interior and exterior lights on at various times.

Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity in their neighborhood, especially at night, is asked to call Cary police at 919-469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME.