The fact that the homes were occupied is what's most disturbing for authorities as well as residents, who attended the meeting hoping for some answers.
"Can I stand up here today and say it won't happen again tonight, I can't do that. I wish I could," Cary Police Captain Scott Davis said.
Davis spent about an hour Thursday night answering questions and discussing with residents the steps they can take to protect their homes and their families.
"Make sure your doors and windows are locked," he said. "Make sure your bushes are cut down. Make sure you know your neighbor."
So far, no one has been hurt. But the burglars have managed to get away with consumer electronics like laptops and flat screen TVs. The Lochmere Village area seems to be better lit and has a greater police presence.
"I'm really nervous," resident Jennifer Lee said. "I got broken into about 10 years ago and now it's scared, coming back, I couldn't sleep. I'm really worried."
"Actually I'm not sleeping properly," resident Nagaragu Chaganty said. "I was watching every day between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., I was doing that all these days."
Police are asking residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.