Friday, July 12

Lock Your Cars! Thieves Target Cars in Asheboro

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ASHEBORO N.C. – Asheboro Police are investigating one stolen vehicle and two attempted vehicle thefts that all occurred in a single weekend.

According to police reports from the Asheboro Police Department police responded to three separate calls for service between Nov 11th and Nov 14th, 2022, for vehicle thefts/break-ins.

On November 11th, 2022, an officer responded to Chapel Gate Ln for an attempted larceny of a motor vehicle. The officer spoke with the vehicle owner who stated that a male subject got into her vehicle while it was parked under the carport and attempted to drive it away. The owner stated that the male exited the vehicle as soon as he saw lights on the property come on and left the scene on foot.

On November 13th, 2022, an officer responded to West Pointe Apartments, located on Oak Leaf Rd for a call about a vehicle theft. The officer spoke with the owner of the vehicle who stated that her vehicle, a black 2017 Kia Sportage, was missing from the apartment’s parking lot.

On November 14th, 2022, an Officer responded to an apartment on West Kivett Street for a call about a burglary. The victim told police his 2014 Hyundai Veloster had been broken into. Nothing was stolen but the bottom of the steering wheel had been pulled off. The officer observed the damage, and it had trim pieces had been pulled off to hotwire the vehicle. The victim could not remember if the vehicle was locked, but officers found no signs of forced entry.

Police say to help protect yourself from becoming the victim of vehicle break-in/theft, to get into the HABIT of:

  • Always locking your doors and rolling up your windows
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Not leaving valuables in your vehicle
  • Report suspicious activity to Police by dialing 911