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Fayetteville Reports Rash of Car Break-Ins

Posted April 21, 2008 2:49 p.m. EDT

— More than 200 cars have had windows smashed and contents stolen since the start of the year, Fayetteville Police reported Monday.

Of 681 motor vehicle break-in reports, 256 were smash-and-grab operations.

Police warn drivers not to leave valuables in plain sight inside their cars. The break-ins have resulted in the theft of 129 GPS units, most of those from cars parked in large lots.

“It is imperative that citizens in our community do their part to reduce crime by securing their valuables and their vehicles and recording serial numbers to assist in the recovery efforts for stolen property,” said Assistant Chief Katherine Bryant, Campbellton District Commander.