Two nights in a row, Clayton neighborhoods have been hit by thieves looking for easy prey: unlocked cars.
Overnight Sunday and Monday, police discovered 32 unlocked cars in Downtown Clayton had been broken into. The streets included O’Neil, Stallings, Whitaker, Hinton, Randolph, Kildee, Blanchard, Smith and Hardee streets. All vehicles were left un-secured!
All of the cars were clearly rummaged through, but, thankfully, out of all 31 vehicles, only one wallet was to be reported stolen.
Police said Tuesday they don’t have any suspect information. If anyone along these streets has home security footage and may have seen suspicious activity, you are asked to contact Clayton Police at 919-553-4611 or call 911.
Clayton Police cannot emphasize enough – don’t make it easy for thieves. Always lock your car, even in your driveway. Do not leave valuables in your car. If you have no other option at least hide them out of sight.