Fifteen car break-ins have been reported at Charlotte fire stations over the past week, and other car break-ins at fire stations in Huntersville and Mount Mourne.
The break-ins started last weekend and continued into Friday morning, when two more stations were targeted, said Cynthia Robbins Shah-Khan, spokeswoman for the Charlotte Fire Department.
A total of five stations have been hit, she said. The assailants broke windows in some cars and rummaged through others, taking personal property from the cars, Robbins Shah-Khan said.
Police encourage anyone with information about the cases or the identities of those who broke into the cars to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
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In southern Iredell County, meanwhile, a car was broken into at Mount Mourne Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday night, Mount Mourne Fire Chief Roger Hoover said.
On Friday night, thieves broke into the cars of four firefighters who were on duty in Huntersville Fire Department Station 1 in the 100 block of Old Statesville Road, fire department spokesman Bill Suthard said.