Vehicle break-ins now top 100, 14 guns stolen since August

By on October 4, 2017

Red pins are from August, blue September, orange October.

Local authorities say that more than 100 break-ins have been reported in Dare County since mid-August, with at least 14 guns reported stolen.

Unlocked vehicles were targeted in 95 percent of the thefts, according to a Facebook post Tuesday by the Kill Devil Hills Police Department.

“If you do nothing else, lock your cars, remove valuables, particularly weapons, or at least move them to the trunk or someplace out of sight,” the department said.


Dare Community Crime Line is offering a substantial reward for tips that lead to the arrest of individuals responsible and/or the recovery of the stolen guns. Go to, or call 252.473.3111.


  • Really?

    Not sure who the bigger idiot is, the dumb crooks breaking into those vehicles or the dumb vehicle owners who leave guns in their vehicle and unlocked also??? Can the police charge those careless gun owners for lack of common sense? SMH

    Wednesday, Oct 4 @ 8:21 am
  • Chaser

    Why do you need a gun to drive and why would you leave it in your car?

    Wednesday, Oct 4 @ 12:22 pm
  • Stevejo

    @ Really…My vote goes to the actual criminal breaking the law.

    It’s a shame that society has gotten to the point where MO MATTER what a criminal does, society has to blame the victim for something…anything.

    Yes, cars were unlocked but you and I know that doesn’t matter. If they were all locked, the victim would still be blamed for having a weapon in the car anyway.

    If homes were locked and guns were stolen, a victim would get blamed for guns not being in a safe.

    It’s much easier to blame the victims of crimes than the actual criminals. SMH

    Wednesday, Oct 4 @ 11:15 pm
  • Lets solve this

    Would seem like a pretty good idea for law enforcement to setup bait cars with cameras and items with GPS beacons installed.

    Thursday, Oct 5 @ 2:06 pm
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