'A little scary': Salisbury Police report high number of vehicle break-ins, majority unlocked

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SALISBURY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – The Salisbury Law enforcement Section is cracking down on a latest boost in automobile crack-ins, a lot of of which they say could have been avoided.

Due to the fact Aug 1., the office stories 72 larcenies from autos. Of individuals, 57 have been unlocked.

What has officers are most involved about is what’s currently being stolen from these autos. Of the 72 vehicles broken into considering that the beginning of August, 21 had guns within of them. Only a person of all those 21 cars was locked. A whole of 23 guns have been stolen.

“Any gun that is stolen has a prospective to be made use of in a criminal offense. And no person needs that,” said Salisbury PD Sgt. Russell DeSantis.

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The statistic has lots of Salisbury inhabitants concerned.

“That’s a tiny terrifying,” said Erika Carrillo. “You can lock [my car] by urgent a button, and I constantly carry my keys. So, it’s easy. But when I really don’t have my auto and I travel my husband’s, it’s incredibly difficult to remember to lock it.”

Sgt. DeSantis claims unlocked cars are “crimes of option,” and direct to increased fees of break-ins. He suggests never leaving any things in plain sight, often locking up, and hardly ever leaving guns within autos.

“We’re extremely anxious about the amount of weapons taken. Once more, we want to reemphasize that a car is never a harmless position to go away a gun. However, if you do, they do provide products and safes — motor vehicle safes that can be mounted,” he mentioned.

The division has produced a handful of arrests in the new car or truck thefts but is continue to functioning on catching all the suspects. They’re asking the public to report all break-ins, even if absolutely nothing was taken. They say they are using close by cameras, like doorbell cameras, to locate and capture criminals.

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