Man Arrested in Connection with Car Break In
An Eagle Springs man faces multiple charges in connection with a report of a suspicous person.
Southern Pines Police arrested William Kriss Robinson, 19, and charged him with two counts of breaking and entering motor vehicle, and single counts each of attempted larceny, larceny, possession of counterfeit documents and resist, delay, and obstruct and officer.
The arrest stems from an investigation by the patrol and investigation divisions into a suspicious person observed in the 100 block of Perry Drive, at 11:16 a.m. on Jan. 24.
Upon investigation, officers discovered Robinson in the wooded area behind First Health Dental Care; he was in possession of items recently stolen from one vehicle breaking and entering.
Robinson appeared before a Moore County magistrate and was remanded to the Moore County jail under $7,500 secured bond pending a hearing on Febr. 7 in Moore County district court.
The investigation is continuing into other thefts. If you have any information regarding these thefts please contact the Southern Pines Police Department’s investigation division at (910) 693-1481 or the crime tip line at (910) 693-4110.
Police say that most often car break ins are crimes of opportunity. Thieves are looking for unlocked vehicles where valuable property, like computers, GPS devices, purses, camera equipment, cell phones and other items can be seen from the outside.
To decrease the likelyhood that you will be a victim of a vehicle break in police offer the following tips:
• Close windows and lock your vehicle anytime you leave it unattended.
• Place valuables you must leave in your car out of sight - preferably in your trunk.
• Park in areas with pedestrian traffic if possible. Avoid dark, secluded areas.
• Auto alarms are available. Advertise the fact that you have one if you do (i.e.: window decals); and if you hear one sounding, be observant of activity around the vehicle and call your local law enforcement agency.
• Stereos, DVD players, cellular phones, GPS units – “prime targets” - should be out of sight when parked. Purchase removable brackets which allow you to remove these items and lock them in the trunk or take them with you.
• Locking gas caps should be installed to prevent theft or vandalism.
• Cars with outside opening hoods should be secured with a lock.
• Keep an inventory of all accessories and items with serial numbers for identification.
• Do not hesitate to report suspicious persons in or around parked vehicles.
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