Rash of car break-ins plague police


Mount Olive police are investigating a rash of car break-ins in the West Henderson Street area that have plagued residents over the last week.

Police say five complaints have been filed, reporting a loss of cash and property estimated at nearly $3,000.

In three other unrelated incidents, complaints were filed involving property damage to parked cars.

Marie Ritter of 421 Henderson St. told police someone broke into her vehicle and took an unknown amount of cash and other items.

Tayah Lowery of Henderson Street and Michael Martin Road reported a break-in to her vehicle and the theft of Apple air pods valued at $150 and a wallet with valuable documents.

Blake McLean of 406 West Station St. said someone broke into her car and stole a gold watch, four cases of shotgun shells, and a blind bag with camo hunting attire, all valued at $290.

Lucas Ferreira, whose address was listed as the University of Mount Olive, reported the theft of various hunting equipment valued at $945 when his truck was broken into.

Joseph Mason of 308 Henderson St. told police someone broke into his vehicle and stole $70 cash, a laptop and other items, all valued at slightly more than $1,200.

Jason Allen of 634 Henderson St. complained to police someone caused about $1,000 worth of damage in denting his passenger-side door.

Emma Mae of 4918 U.S. Highway 117 Alternate filed a complaint that someone cut all four tires and damaged side mirrors and a tail light on her car while it was parked at 1130 N. Breazeale Ave. Damage was estimated at $600.

Police are also investigating a complaint of someone breaking the front and rear driver-side windows of a car while it was parked at 108 S. Chestnut St. April Boykin reported it to police. Damage was estimated at $600.


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