STATESVILLE, N.C. -- A victim walked outside to his truck Wednesday morning to find a man rummaging through the interior, according to Statesville police.

Police responded to the scene at Ridge View Apartments just after 5 a.m.

The owner told police the suspect jumped out of the car and fled in a small silver car once he was caught. Officers canvassed the area for a vehicle matching that description. As they searched, police say they found several vehicles with doors standing open in the neighborhood.

The other targeted vehicles were found at Red Roof Inn on East Broad Street, the Mallard Creek Apartments, Windbrush Apartments and along Wexford Way.

Victims reported various property as stolen.

In each case, the vehicles doors were left unlocked. Police believe the suspect specifically targeted these vehicles to remain undetected.

Anyone with information should call Statesville Police at 704-878-3406 or Iredell Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.

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