HAMLET – A number of recent vehicle break-ins have the Hamlet Police Department searching for suspects caught on home security video.
Two such break-ins in the area of Freeman Mill Road and Whistle Road south of Hamlet occurred during the early morning hours of Friday, October 13, while another vehicle was broken into on the north side of town a week earlier.
Fortunately for HPD, a home security camera system caught the suspects in the act at the Whistle Road break-in (the vehicle was parked in the driveway). Two cars were in the driveway, but one was locked, while the one from which items were stolen, was not.
The suspects can be seen rummaging through a Buick SUV while a roving vehicle is also visible in the background of the video. One suspect, who appears to be wearing a hooded jacket, enters through the driver’s door of one vehicle. Also in the video, the second suspect can be seen trying to open the door of a GMC pickup truck, but found that it was locked.
HPD is using this opportunity to remind local people throughout the county to take the extra precaution to lock car and home doors.
“It just reminds us to always lock our doors, regardless,” says Hamlet Police Captain Randy Dover. “Criminals look for easy pickings and an unlocked door presents an opportunity for them.”
The Hamlet Police Department requests that anyone with any information related to these vehicle break-ins contact them at 910) 582-2551, or call Crime Stoppers at (910) 997-5454.