Series of break-ins have Brier Creek residents concerned

There's a crime alert in Raleigh after thieves broke into three homes in two weeks.
There's a crime alert in Raleigh after thieves broke into three homes in two weeks.

According to the police reports, whoever is behind these crimes have been pretty bold. They took some things you'd expect such as jewelry and electronics, but they also walked out with birth certificates, mortgage documents, even an entire safe.

These break-ins are happening in the Brier Creek area. Raquel Middleton lives in the area and hadn't heard anything about it.

"Definitely makes me nervous," said Middleton.

She joined several people who heard the news for the first time from ABC11.

The first break-in was an apartment in Brier Creek off Aristides Circle. That was July 13, on a Sunday. The police report showed whoever broke in did so by cutting out a window screen.

Eleven days later on the July 24, someone broke into two more homes in Brier Creek. This time, they hit two homes right across the street from each other on Dellcain Court.

The police reports showed they broke in through the front door, cracking a door by the deadbolt in one case. Then, they made off with jewelry, cash, and a safe -- in total stealing or damaging more than $14,000.

None of the victims wanted to comment. They are understandably still upset. Some are even planning to move, but as word of the crimes continues to make its way through the community, residents like Middleton are reminded you can't be too careful.

"Even in a safe environment like Brier Creek, anything can happen here," she said.

There's no word yet from Raleigh police on whether the crimes are related.

A homeowner in the Brier Creek Country Club told ABC11 Wednesday that the HOA is in the process of hiring a security company to patrol the neighborhood.

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