Safecrackers Causing Concern

Six similar break-ins in one county in the east and authorities say they all appear to be related.

Tuesdays morning, Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks, will talk about the recent breaking and entering cases.

Elks talked to the media over the weekend warning residents about suspected safecrackers targeting homes that sit far back from the road.

The most recent case happened Friday night at a home on Reedy Branch Road.

Elks says Crimestoppers' signs have been posted in areas where the thefts have occurred.

It's an effort prompt witnesses to provide information that will lead to an arrest, without them having to give their name.

Crimestoppers can offer up to $1000 for information, on any crime, that results in an arrest.


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  • by Ann Location: Greenville on Mar 2, 2011 at 04:10 PM
    To Really: Kip Gaskins came to work for Sheriff Elks in Dec. He is a sharp employee.
  • by Really on Mar 2, 2011 at 06:27 AM
    Really? What is missing here? The rest of the story? I thought the Gaskins fellow worked for Greenville Police?
  • by Diane on Mar 1, 2011 at 04:16 PM
    Diane is friends with Elks. Otherwise she would see how terrible he is.
  • by ralph Location: ahoskie on Mar 1, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    Can you please report the brand names of the safes that some slime criminals can come in and open so easily please? You know- public service so no more victims buy those safes? And- might the sherif look toward maybe investigating those with the skill and knowledge to open safes? Locksmiths, cops, perhaps?
  • by jerry Location: enc on Mar 1, 2011 at 02:05 PM
    Diane, those Food Lion suitcases are no good, the handles pull off.
  • by rogelio on Mar 1, 2011 at 01:59 PM
    not so fast diane, the jury is still out, let me guess you're related to the new sheriff?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2011 at 01:59 PM
    I second Diane.
  • by Diane Location: Ayden on Mar 1, 2011 at 12:50 PM
    Re: Martin County Native - We love the new sheriff, if you dont, please don't hesitate to pack your Food Lion suitcases and move back to Martin County ASAP!!!
  • by Ann Location: Greenville, NC on Mar 1, 2011 at 12:27 PM
    At first, I thought the safes were large safes, but after reading all the articles, I understand that they are small safes (like metal ones that you can stick anywhere). This means that you could go to Office Depot, WalMart and purchase them and there is no way for anyone to track that information.
  • by Why? on Mar 1, 2011 at 09:40 AM
    If the crackers are safe then why are they causing concern? Aren't there more important stories out there?
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