Rash Of Clayton-Area Car Break-Ins Reported

Residents who live in the Clayton area are being urged to keep their cars locked at all times following another rash of car break-ins.

At least 16 car break-ins have been reported since last Thursday night in the Clayton city limits and in subdivisions off Highway 42 East, including Magnolia Way, Neuse River Parkway, and Castleberry Road.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said 9 vehicles were entered Thursday night and Friday morning. An additional 3 thefts were reported Sunday night and Monday.

Clayton Police said two cars on Tulip Street and two on Trailing Oaks Trail were broken into.

Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Brian Murphy said it is important to keep your cars locked and valuables out of sight.  He also encouraged residents to report any suspicious activity immediately.

Several guns were stolen from the unlocked cars.  No arrests have been made.