For the third time in less than a month, several Clayton neighborhoods were targeted by thieves looking for some quick cash left in cars.
Clayton Police took 29 reports of vehicles being broken into Saturday night and Sunday morning. All of cars had been left unlocked.
The reports of break-ins came from three different neighborhoods along Amelia Church Road – including the Amelia Village Apartments and the LionsGate and Garrison subdivisions.
None of the vehicles were damaged and several high dollar items were passed over and left behind, leaving police to believe the thieves were simply looking for cash.
Many vehicles were left with the doors ajar, and consoles and glove boxes open with items scattered about.
The latest break-ins bring the total number of car break-ins reported in the Clayton city limits within the past month to 47.
On September 27th, 12 car break-ins were reported in the Arbors at East Village apartments, Amelia Station Apartments and Summerlyn neighborhoods.
On September 28th, 6 break-ins in the Riverwood Athletic Club community into unlocked cars were reported.
If you have any information about the rash of Clayton car break-ins or you saw anything suspicious in these areas you are asked to contact Clayton Police at 919-553-4611.
Police ask residents not to make it easy for thieves. Remember to always to lock your car, even in your driveway. Do not leave valuables in your car, and hide them out of sight if you have no other option.