Clayton police warning residents to take valuables inside amid rash of car break-ins
CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) – Clayton police are warning drivers to be careful and make sure they lock their cars amid a rash of recent car break-ins throughout the town.
Seven cars have been broken into in the last two days in Clayton, said the Town of Clayton’s Public Information Officer Stacy Beard. The break-ins began Monday, which was the day after Christmas.
The cars that have been hit were parked at gyms, in the parking lot of a greenway trail, as well as a church.
The holiday season is a time of the year where there’s often an increase in crimes of opportunity, Beard said. In many cases, thieves simply open unlocked cars and steal whatever is inside.
In each of this week’s cases, the cars have actually been locked. Despite that, drivers have left valuable items out in the open, such as purses, Beard said. The thief or thieves have been smashing out