Smithfield Police are urging residents to keep their cars locked following several car break-ins reported Thursday.
Sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning, six cars were broken into in the 400 block of E. Rose Street. One car was broken into on East Street and one vehicle was burglarized in the 600 block of S. Fourth Street.
All the vehicles had been left unlocked. Cash, debit cards, and a purse were among the items stolen.
Police Captain R. Sheppard said detectives are following up on a few leads. He asks citizens to keep their cars locked at all times and not to keep valuables in your vehicle. If you see any suspicious activity in your neighborhood police ask you to call 911 immediately.
Anyone with information on the car break-ins is asked to contact Smithfield Police at 919-934-2121 or the Police Tip Line at 919-989-8835.