Police said the majority of those thefts are committed at apartment parking lots and thieves are taking anything from stereo equipment to loose change and cell phones.
"Consider it as Christmas time. At Christmas time, you don't leave anything in your vehicle at parking lots. Well, for thieves, it's Christmas time when they get out in these parking lots," said Lt. Barry Nickalson of the Cary Police Department.
Nickalson said there are individuals and groups of people stealing.
Cary police are working with apartment managers on crime prevention techniques to turn the trend around. They are also increasing patrols in the theft hot zones.
Residents are encouraged to keep car doors locked and remove valuables from their vehicles.
Nickalson said the break-ins tend to happen on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Anyone with information or who notices suspicious activity is asked to call the Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4017.
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