Residents voice concerns over Cary break-ins

Residents voice concerns over Cary break-ins

January 19, 2010 9:17:45 PM PST
Residents packed into a clubhouse in the Lochmere community Tuesday night to voice their concerns over the string of recent burglaries in the area.Residents packed into a clubhouse in the Lochmere community Tuesday night to voice their concerns over a string of recent burglaries in the area.

The meeting was an opportunity for residents to ask all sorts of questions about the recent burglaries that have happened as occupants slept upstairs. No one was harmed during the burglaries.

A standing-room only crowd peppered members of the Cary police department with questions as they were reassured that the department was doing everything they can to catch the burglar.

"We want this guy arrested just as bad as you do," Cary Police Captain Mike Williams said.

Just last week, three occupied homes were burglarized while the residents were home.

"No one has seen this person; they're not able to give us a description of the person," Williams said. "Simply they go to bed, they wake up in the morning and the items are gone."

Residents reported televisions, purses, wallets, electronic equipment and jewelry stolen from their homes.

"The items they're stealing are items you can get money for very, very quickly," Williams said.

Cary police say they're still looking for a man seen in surveillance video from one house. They say they are hoping he is involved in the recent burglaries.

The good news is no other burglaries have been reported. Still, residents were urged to do their part to stay safe.

"Just wondering if we're doing the right thing, following the common sense rules of locking the house and keeping the lights on and that type of thing," resident Dan Norton said.

Some Lochmere residents have created a Web site where they post information about the neighborhood. More information can be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LochmereWatch

Since the rash of break-ins, Cary police have stepped up patrols in the Lochmere and Highland area.

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