Rash of car break-ins plague Fayetteville neighborhood

August 21, 2013 12:17:51 PM PDT
Thieves are targeting cars in part of Fayetteville. Now, one homeowner is turning the table on the bad guys.

"I am more than just upset," said Jasper Lee. " I was really angry."

Images on Lee's security system are dark and grainy, but he can see two thieves in action, just after 4 a.m. last Thursday.

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"They got some precious gems, a Craftsman tool set for my 1964 Impala, a jack, and an iPod," said Lee.

Lee says he's one of more half a dozen residents, in his neighborhood off of Hoke Loop Road, whose cars were broken into Aug. 15.

"It makes me feel violated, not safe in the neighborhood," said Gwen, a resident.

Gwen said thieves rifled thru her car glove compartment and center arm rest but didn't take anything, just her peace and security.

"The lesson learned is to double, triple lock my doors and put my car in the garage which is what I am doing now," said Gwen.

Lee says the two thieves wore masks, and probably targeted some of the homes.

"I think they kind of was what we call spot and steal," said Lee. "They spot it in the day, and steal it at night. They were kind of prepared for the home security cameras. They were also aware of what time people wake up, and what time they come home."

Lee says his neighborhood has beefed up its community watch, and residents are keeping a close eye on each other.

A police detective is working the investigation, but they need the public's help asking anyone who may know the thieves to call 911.

Meanwhile, a department spokesman says the vehicle break-ins will be a part of the weekly discussion Wednesday on crime, between the police chief, and his commanders.

Anyone with information concerning the identity of suspect is asked to contact Detective C. Hurley with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 988-0016 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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