Wilmington Police investigating multiple car break-ins in two neighborhoods

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Officials are investigating a string of more than 20 car break-ins that happened Wednesday.

According to Wilmington Police spokeswoman Linda Rawley Thompson, officials responded to multiple in the morning and another string of them overnight.

Officials say it appears all of the cars were unlocked. Loose change to hundreds of dollars in cash and electronic devices were taken from the unsecured cars.

In one incident, around 3 a.m., witnesses say a white male with a thin build and facial hair was seen riding a bike away from the scene.

The morning thefts happened between 3 a.m. and 5:20 a.m., between Masonboro Loop Road and Masonboro Sound Road. The cars were on Hardscrabble Court, Grantham Court, Finian Drive, Needle Sound Way, and Dunmore Road.

Other streets affected by the morning break-ins were across from Legion Stadium, off Carolina Beach Road. The cars were on Maryland Avenue and Jefferson, Adams, Monroe Streets.

Anyone with information is asked to use Text-a-Tip or call 910-343-3609.

Vehicle owners are reminded to lock car doors when the cars are unattended and to remove valuables from plain sight.


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