The Dare County Sheriff’s Office recently reported an uptick in vehicle break-ins throughout the Outer Banks, and urged the public to lock their doors and take extra precautions as needed, per a recent press release and social media post.
“Please lock all doors to vehicles when you are not around them. Set an alarm on your phone for 9 p.m. to double check them before going to bed,” stated the release. “We are having an increase in vehicle break-ins and most of the vehicles are unlocked, allowing the suspects to get in them with ease taking wallets, purses, money, jewelry and handguns.
“If you are traveling with a handgun it is your obligation to make sure it is accounted for at all times. If you are not carrying it on your person, it needs to be secured and unlocked vehicles, campers and houses are not.”
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