From the Town of Cary Police:

August 24, 2015 
Cary PD Reminds Drivers to Lock Doors Following Recent String of Car Break-ins 

CARY, NC – With a rash of vehicle break-ins over the last few weeks, the Town of Cary Police Department is reminding all citizens to lock vehicle, shed and garage doors before turning in for the night. The most recent spree was on August 18 when Cary Police took reports of 14 breaking and enterings into cars, two motor vehicle larcenies and one vehicle burglary. In all instances, only unlocked vehicles or unlocked sheds were targeted. Items taken include credit cards, cash and miscellaneous small electronics; in one instance, an unlocked vehicle with keys inside was stolen. No injuries were reported. 

“Nearly all of last week’s break-ins occurred in residential areas along Walnut Street and Kildaire Farm Road, but it’s a good reminder to all no matter where you live to be sure to secure car doors, shed doors, garages and any other exterior doors just like you lock your home’s front door before going to bed,” said Lt. Brian Smith of Cary’s Criminal Investigations Division. 

Often, motor vehicle larcenies are crimes of opportunity and can be prevented by following some simple tips: 

  • Avoid leaving valuables in plain view, including loose change and cash. 
  • Always roll up the windows and lock the car. 
  • Remember to take quick action in notifying police to help increase the chances of apprehending the suspect and preventing future incidents. 

These crimes are part of an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Town of Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636. Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All calls will be kept CONFIDENTIAL at the caller's request. 

For more crime prevention tips, see the Police Department section of or call (919) 469-4324. For real-time crime updates, follow the Town of Cary’s Safety feed on Twitter @TOC_Safety. 

Lt. Brian Smith, Criminal Investigations Division, (919) 380-4215 
Deanna Boone, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908 
Susan Moran, Public Information Director, (919) 380-4240