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Fayetteville police warn of vehicle break-ins

Police said that 26 vehicles were broken into between 11 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Twenty-one of the vehicles were unlocked.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Police warned the public Tuesday that 26 vehicle break-ins occurred in western Fayetteville between 11 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said that 21 vehicles were unlocked, and valuables including GPS systems, money, Blackberry phones and iPods were stolen.

The vehicle break-ins occurred in an area bounded on the south by Cliffdale Road, on the north by the All-American Expressway, on the east by Skibo Road, and on the west by Fort Bragg.

Often in such cases, police said, the burglars walk through a parking lot or neighborhood and pull on door handles to find an unlocked vehicle. They are usually in and out of the vehicle in under 30 seconds, police said.

Police urged the public to lock their vehicles, place valuables out of sight and record the serial numbers of valuables. Get crime prevention tips by calling Crime Stoppers at 910-433-1033 or 910-433-1034.