Burglars targeting unlocked vehicles across Dare County

By on September 13, 2017

Numerous vehicle burglaries have been reported in recent weeks up and down Dare County, including the most recent where at least 14 unlocked autos were targeted along Wilkinson and Chowan streets in Kill Devil Hills early Tuesday.

While nothing had been reported stolen as of Tuesday morning, in other cases cash, change, electronics and other personal items were taken.

Firearms were stolen in several break-ins.


Dare Community Crime Line posted information on their Facebook page about the theft of a handgun from a pickup parked at the Burger King in Kill Devil Hills on Sept. 3.

Two guns and $1,000 in cash were stolen out of a vehicle at a home in the 1600 block of Ketch Lane on Aug. 21. And on Aug. 19, a pistol was taken from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of East Lake Drive in Kill Devil Hills.

Other similar incidents have been reported in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. More information can be found on the Dare Community Crime Line Facebook page.

Authorities remind residents and visitors to lock the doors of their vehicles, and to make sure any items of value remain hidden.

Dare Community Crime Line offers rewards for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of anyone committing criminal activity. Tips can be submitted anonymously at DareCommunityCrimeLine.org.



  • Candy Cane

    What morons leave guns in their cars? Not a question.

    Wednesday, Sep 13 @ 3:44 pm
  • KHer

    30 years ago when I moved here I didn’t lock my car/house. We’re the “big city” now, I lock everything, all the time.

    Thursday, Sep 14 @ 8:04 am
  • Mike Evans

    Law enforcement needs some help. Lock your cars and houses. Remove the guns from your cars.

    Thursday, Sep 14 @ 6:33 pm
  • Stevejo

    What morons break and enter vehicles and steal items…no matter what the items are?

    @ candy…If someone enters a house and steals a gun, is the homeowner a moron too?

    Thursday, Sep 14 @ 9:10 pm
  • Carl

    The same idiot that leaves $1,000.00 in their car.

    Friday, Sep 15 @ 2:04 pm
  • Harold

    Just sayin,’ if you leave guns and lots of money in your car you are taking a huge risk and may not be the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

    Saturday, Sep 16 @ 11:45 am
  • Candy Cane

    @Stevejo if you leave a firearm unsecured in an unsecured car or building, yes… You are a moron.

    Tuesday, Sep 19 @ 6:56 pm
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