Tuesday, August 9, 2022

14 vehicles broken into at Wrightsville Beach

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Officers are investigating a string of vehicular break-ins in Wrightsville Beach.

According to a release from the WBPD, multiple calls were made regarding thefts in parked cars. So far in their investigation, the police said 14 cars were broken into, all unlocked.

One vehicle was stolen, as thieves found the keys and drove away. Police have recovered the automobile.

An unsecured handgun was stolen from another.

“In the aftermath of these thefts, various victims are spending their day, alerting banks, cancelling credit cards, and overcoming the shock of being victimized,” the WBPD explained in a release.

The department reminds motorists to:

  • Always lock your car when you leave it (even in your own driveway)
  • Never leave valuable property in your car (especially overnight)
  • Never leave your firearm in your parked car (especially overnight)
  • Always keep a record of the serial number of your firearms and valuable property

Any information regarding the break-ins can be referred to Det. Greene at 910-256-7945.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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