Break-ins to unlocked cars in several subdivisions overnight Wednesday have Holly Springs police reminding residents again to lock their vehicles and to avoid leaving valuables in sight of thieves.
Break-ins to more than 30 vehicles in the Holly Park, Braxton Village, Holly Pointe, Forest Springs and Autumn Park subdivisions had been reported by Thursday afternoon. All were unlocked. Property taken from the vehicles included at least two firearms and also electronic devices.
Two unlocked vehicles with the keys left inside also were taken. A car that had been stolen in Raleigh was abandoned here.
Police Chief John Herring said that residents can greatly reduce the likelihood of theft simply by locking their vehicles. By watching out for neighbors, residents can help deter such crimes of opportunity.
“That’s how they can assist us in preventing these kinds of crimes,” Herring said.
For more information on Neighborhood Watch and other crime prevention programs, call the Holly Springs Police Department at (919) 552-7110.