Cary police investigate dozens of burglaries

Trappers Sack Road

May 10, 2011 7:40:03 PM PDT
The Cary Police Department is investigating a rash of burglaries in which burglars forced their way inside unoccupied homes.

People who live in a neighborhood that was hit are on edge. Over the weekend, five homes in one neighborhood were hit.

"I'm very concerned that ours could be next or that we have a serious problem in this area," resident Sheryl Madden said.

She's lived in the neighborhood for three years.

Police say three of the homes are on Castalia Drive, another is on Trappers Run Road and the fifth is on Trappers Sack Road. The thieves broke into the homes through locked front, back and side doors.

They got away with electronics, power tool and weapons.

"There was a .22 caliber rifle taken from one of the residences," said Lt. Randall Rhyne, Cary Police Department.

A neighbor of one of the homes that was hit says the thieves took a car that was parked in the driveway of the home. Police say the residents of the homes that were hit were out of town. Investigators wouldn't say if they believe someone was casing the area.

"That could be a possibility, and that's part of our investigation," Lt. Rhyne said.

The talk in the community is about staying safe.

"I know all my neighbors, they all know me," Madden said. "We talk to each other so everybody's on board."

Neighbors are being vigilant in case the neighborhood is hit again.

"We're definitely watching this area and um, they will get caught," Madden said.

Cary police have stepped up patrols. They're asking residents to report suspicious activity.

It's also a good idea to take pictures of your electronics and write down product serial numbers. That will make it easier for police to track down those items, if your home is burglarized.

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