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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Davidson Police Ask Citizens for Help with Preventable Crime

Davidson Police Ask Citizens for Help with Preventable Crime

Unlocked Vehicles Lead to Break-ins

 

In the early morning hours of December 12, 2017, Davidson Police Officers responded to several breaking and entering and larceny from motor vehicle calls in the River Run and Bradford neighborhoods. Most of the victims reported that their vehicles were unlocked at the time of the thefts. PLEASE make sure your vehicles are locked at night and that ALL garage doors are closed and secured. This type of crime is preventable when vehicles are kept locked. Over the past few months we have experienced a drop in this type of crime. The Davidson Police Department attributes this reduction to citizens proactively locking their doors.

We ask residents with outdoor video surveillance systems that capture sidewalks and/or street views to review their footage from the early morning hours on December 11 and 12. If you have images of any suspicious individuals, please contact Detective Jay Stokes at 704-892-5131 or 704-940-9633.  

“Christmas is approaching fast,” said Davidson Police Detective Jay Stokes. “Let’s work together to lock cars, garages, and homes to send a strong message that the Town of Davidson will not be a location of opportunity for criminals.”  

These incidents serve to remind all residents, regardless of neighborhood, to lock their vehicles and all doors, including garage doors, at night. The Davidson Police Department wants people to know that these types of crimes are preventable. Offenders make split-second decisions based on their perception of what is inside each vehicle. These crimes take less than a minute to complete and are often carried out between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.