DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson police are looking for a thief responsible for a series of vehicle break-ins and two vehicle thefts early this week.
The crimes happened in the early-morning hours Sunday and Monday, according to police. None of the victims’ vehicles were locked, police said.
"We need (residents) to be more vigilant about their vehicles and don't leave any valuables in the vehicles," said Sgt. Barney Poole of the Davidson Police Department.
A Toyota Corolla was stolen early Sunday from a home on Kindertson Drive in the Davidson Woods area. That car was found later Sunday at the public library in Cornelius. And early Monday, a Volkswagen Passat was stolen from a residence on Dogwood Lane.
"There is such a false sense of security. We all think of Davidson as being like a mini-Mayberry," said Lee Spencer. "It's hard to impress upon people. Yes, this is a metropolitan area. Yes, you do have to keep your cars locked…Yes, there are break-ins. Nobody is immune to that."
The Passat was found later in the day behind a business in the 20300 block of North Main Street.
The suspect also stole a bicycle and a car and used it for other break-ins. The thief also took GPS’, laptops and money from unlocked cars.
The suspect is described as a white man about 5'6’’ to 6'0’’.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867.