On Tuesday alone, 5 homeowners in Johnston County reported their storage buildings had been entered. In all five cases property was taken.
In one break-in on Old Cabin Court, Angier, over $4,000 in items were stolen including $3,000 in sound equipment and electronics. A four wheeler valued at $2,000 along with a chainsaw and weed eater were stolen during a similar break-in Tuesday on Cabin Grove Court, Angier. $2,100 in items including power and lawn tools were taken from a building in the 13000 block of Highway 210 near McGee’s Crossroads. Thieves stole two lawnmowers and two weed eaters from an 80 year-old man on South Pleasant Coates Road outside of Benson. And tools were taken during a break-in reported Tuesday on Whitley Oaks Court near Smithfield.
Altogether, a total of $9,307 in items were taken during the 5 storage building break-ins.
Deputies said 4 of the 5 storage buildings were not secured. Officers say it is important to keep your outside barns and sheds padlocked and secured.
Anyone who has any information on the break-ins is asked to contact sheriff’s detectives at 919-989-5000.