Car break-ins creep up as police plead for help

Portions of south Charlotte saw the number of car break-ins last month jump again as police continue to ask drivers to simply take valuables out of their vehicles.

The Candlewyck community had a rash of car break-ins last month in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s South Division, which saw those crimes double in a large part of south Charlotte. Police on Tuesday, Oct. 16, said there were no arrests and no suspect descriptions for the Candlewyck break-ins.

That’s a problem the Sharon Woods and Mountainbrook communities are dealing with this week, after seeing a number of car break-ins on Brookmont Place and Kronos Place. Thieves got away with thousands of dollars in golf clubs in those break-ins.

Police again warned residents this month to take items out of their vehicles, or at least hide objects under seats or in trunks. More than $20,000 worth of goods were stolen in car break-ins in south Charlotte this week.

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