Historic site increases security following break-ins

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Detectives are continuing to investigate multiple break-ins at popular cape fear historic site to determine who’s responsible.

After two incidents in the past week, they’re stepping up security at the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Historic Site.

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Last Sunday, suspects broke in to the site damaging property and stealing civil war buttons and donation money. That incident caused the site to shut down for a day for the investigation.

The site reopened Tuesday, then employees say suspects broke in again that night. This time they say the tomb of William Dry III was damaged so badly by vandals, that it cannot be fully repaired.

“These guys that are doing this aren’t just grave robbing, they’re affecting the history of our site, the history of our state,” said site manager Jim McKee.