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Deputies have lead in recent vehicle break-ins case



Staff Writer


Detectives believe they may have a lead in a case involving multiple break-ins the last two months in Iron Station.

Deputies released a photo Thursday that came from video surveillance recorded at the Jerry’s One Stop on N.C. 27 East in Iron Station.

The picture, recorded around 6 a.m. Tuesday, included a white extended-cab pickup truck.

The driver of the vehicle purchased gas at the convenience store pumps using a stolen credit card, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.

The card belongs to an Asbury Church Road resident, who told detectives the card had been removed from the vehicle while it was parked along the roadway this month, according to an agency press release.

At least 35 vehicles have been targeted across Iron Station and Boger City since the end of February, the release said.

Only one vehicle was unlocked during the incidents, which have occurred on Devine Road, the 4000-5000 block of N.C. 27 East, Forum Lane, Randleman Road and Fox Den Circle, deputies said.

Anyone with information about the truck or break-ins is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 732-9050, the Communications Center at (704) 735-8202 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 736-8909.



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