KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis police are warning residents about people breaking into cars.
Police said that over the past several nights, a group of suspects has been going through area neighborhoods, testing car doors to see which ones are unlocked.
Officers said gun, electronics, money and keys were reported stolen.
“We at the Kannapolis Police Department are urging citizens to lock their vehicles and to not store valuables and firearms within them,” Kannapolis police said in a statement.
Police obtained photos from security video obtained from residents in the Azalea Estates area of Kannapolis.
Kannapolis officials say that more than a dozen cars were rummaged through.
The car break-ins are happening in the early morning hours.
“Mine was last night. They took my keys and wallet,” a concerned resident said on social media. “Yes, I know not to leave them in. I forgot to grab them before going to bed.”
Officials say that no cars have been physically broken into. The suspects are only seeking unlocked vehicles.
“This is happening near our area,” another resident said. “Make sure you lock your car doors with nothing important in them.”
Police are asking people who have information on the identity of the suspects to call the Kannapolis Police Department at 704-920-4000, or to remain anonymous and qualify for a reward of up to $1,000 if an arrest is made, contact Cabarrus Crime Stoppers at 704-93CRIME.
“We are viewing several security videos from homeowners that have captured up to three suspects wearing hoodies,” police said.