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Gaston County police seeking information on car break-ins, theft

A stolen 1995 Ford Ranger pickup is involved, and the break-ins are believed to be tied together.

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Gaston County Police are investigating a series of car break-ins and the theft of a pickup truck, all of which officers say are related to each other.

According to officers, the break-ins and car thefts happened between Sept. 29 and Oct. 1st, hitting a handful of homes across the county. Most of the homes involved had Gastonia addresses.

A video and photo were posted to the department's Instagram page on Wednesday. The photo shows a 1995 Ford Ranger pickup truck with the license plate BLX-7040. The truck, which is two-toned red and white, was stolen from a home along Ferguson Ridge Road recently. 

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The surveillance video shows two suspects tied to a car break-in along Pintail Way. One suspect appears to be a male wearing sweatpants, a sweatshirt, and toboggan, while the other suspect can't be seen clearly. The video was taken at night, thus it appears in greyscale.

Credit: Gaston County Police
Truck stolen from home in Gaston County.

The video came from a neighbor who was not apparently targeted, as Gaston County Police said the video caught them around the same time the break-in reportedly happened.

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The homes involved were along the following streets:

  • Fox Fire Lane
  • Sawbill Lane
  • Buckskin Drive
  • Pintail Way
  • Myers Street
  • Ferguson Ridge Road

Anyone who sees the stolen truck or can provide additional information including photos or video should call Gaston County Police at 704-866-3320. Anonymous tips can also be called to Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000.

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