Deputies are seeking the community’s help in identifying a suspect whom a residential surveillance camera recorded breaking into a vehicle late last month.
Since the incident occurred on Oct. 21 at a home on the 1700 block of Old Mill Road on the northeastern end of the county, at least four more vehicular break-ins have been reported to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, a press release said.
A majority of the incidents, all of which involved unlocked vehicles, took place east of Boger City in neighborhoods located off N.C. 150.
The culprit targeted vehicles Thursday morning on Queens Drive, Royal Drive, Arden Drive and Prince Drive, the Sheriff’s Office said.
On Wednesday, residents on Fernwood Drive and Briarwood Road reported similar break-ins.
In the incidents, stolen items included a purse, checkbooks, electronics and even gas. While some of the items have been recovered, a $2,000 laptop remains missing, deputies said.
Anyone with information in the incidents, or who may have been in one of the targeted areas during the break-ins, is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at (704) 736-8856 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 736-8909. Callers can remain anonymous, and any tip leading to an arrest may result in an reward of up to $1,000.