UPDATE: Video of Thieves Hitting Storage Units

Officials across the east looking for the suspects that broke into storage facilities across three counties have released surveillance video.

In the video from a rental storage facility in Lenior County you can see three people in a full-sized Chevy 4-door pick up truck going from
unit to unit taking items.

The Carteret County Sheriff's Office says they aren't releasing what the stolen items are but they beleive the rash of thefts are related based on the nature of what was taken.

In the meantime, the sheriff's office says people with storage units should check their unit and make sure the rental facility has their current contact information. They also recommend investing in a disk lock.

Deputies are working wih Lenoir, Jones and Pitt Counties, along with police in Newport, Kinston, Maysville and Ayden.

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Lawmen in four Eastern Carolina counties are working together, trying to solve a rash of storage unit break-ins.

Lenoir County deputies say on Wednesday a rental storage facility on Kennedy Home Road was hit, with the locks of multiple units cut off. Review of surveillance footage showed the thefts actually occurred on Monday.

That video shows three people in a full-sized Chevy 4-door pickup truck. The vehicle is blue with chrome bumpers, and it's pulling a black metal trailer.

To view the surveillance pictures, click the PHOTOS tab at the top of the story

Deputies say they've also learned that similar thefts at storage facilities have also taken place in Carteret, Jones and Pitt counties as well. Lenoir County deputies say they're now working with deputies from Carteret and Jones counties, along with police in Newport, Kinston, Maysville and Ayden on the case.

Anyone with information on these thefts should call Crimestoppers at 252-523-4444 or your local law enforcement agency.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    I agree 100%
  • by Jeff Location: Newport on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:09 AM
    Don't the storage facilities have a security code you must enter to open gate???
  • by Seriously? on Jan 4, 2012 at 05:00 AM
    You mean to tell me that no one recognizes these two in this vehicle? Come on now...some one knows who these folks are.
  • by anne Location: whoooville on Jan 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM
    this is a good reason too have front plates!
  • by john Location: farmville on Dec 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM
    the truck is in their grandmomma name
  • by Yeeeeep!!! Location: Yeeeeep!!! on Dec 31, 2011 at 11:54 AM
    Yeeeeep!!!
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      by 40some on Dec 31, 2011 at 05:52 PM in reply to Yeeeeep!!!
      OK Dave, you can quit running up the prices of the units now.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 31, 2011 at 09:19 AM
    The truck will no doubt be found burnt back in a deserted field somewhere.
  • by dirty harry Location: Washington on Dec 31, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    I have a storage unit they can still anything they want it will save me The. Trouble and time from hauling it to the dump.
  • by excuse me on Dec 31, 2011 at 05:40 AM
    WITN where is my post?
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Dec 31, 2011 at 01:05 PM in reply to excuse me
      It was no good.
  • by 40some on Dec 30, 2011 at 08:15 PM
    If they see this, they'll be moving on to Onslow county next, if they can fit any more stuff on that trailer. This ads new meaning to the name "Storage Wars".
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