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Cary police warn of back-door burglaries

Posted January 9, 2013 10:46 a.m. EST
Updated January 9, 2013 12:39 p.m. EST

— Police asked Wednesday for the public's help in identifying the person suspected in a recent string of commercial burglaries in Cary.

Sixteen businesses have been broken into over the last three weeks, police said. In each case, entry was made at the business’ rear door. Cash has been the primary target during the break-ins, and no injuries have been reported.

During a Wednesday morning burglary at the Carolina Café on Renaissance Park Place, police were able to capture an image of the suspected thief on security video. He is believed to be a thin man of average height was was last seen wearing jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt and had his face covered.

Cary police reminded business owners to take steps to secure their shops and offices, such as having adequate outdoor lighting and working locks, keeping little or no cash on hand overnight and using security systems that record overnight activity.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746.