Dozens of Johnston County homes broken into

July 12, 2012 3:07:46 PM PDT
Over the past three months there have been nearly 30 break-ins in a Johnston County neighborhood, and law enforcement officials have yet to make any arrests.

Police said in the area around McGee's Crossings there have been 29 break-ins since April.

One victim told ABC11 she thinks that number is low based on what she has read in the newspaper and after talking with her neighbors.

The victim said her house was broken into late last month while she was not at home.

"They kicked in my door and they came in and ransacked my house. When I got home, every drawer had been dumped out, every box in the closet had been gone through," she said. "They could very easily destroy my life.  They've got every bit of information about me personally, my finances, they've got everything about me."

The woman's elderly neighbor was also a victim and now sleeps on the couch downstairs because she is afraid she will not be able to protect herself if it were to happen again while she is in the upstairs bedroom.

The victim who contacted ABC11 said she is frustrated with the way law enforcement officials are handling the cases.

"These suspects right now have free reign. They're just coming and going as they please," she said.

Police said no one has been hurt in any of the break-ins, but victims say it is only a matter of time.

"The word has to get out because if you live in this area and you have not had your home broken into, it's not a matter of if it's going to happen, it's a matter of when it's going to happen now," the victim said.  

Police said they are still chasing leads. The victims of these robberies urge anyone with information to call police with tips.

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