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Fayetteville police report increase in break-ins to cars, homes

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FAYETTEVILLE – Fayetteville police are urging residents in the Cross Creek District to be on the lookout after a string of break-ins in these neighborhoods. Police say there have been 14 reported incidents of break-ins to cars or homes in the last two weeks.

Units have been out in those areas providing residents with tips on how to be safe. Authorities say residents should protect themselves at all hours of the day.

"Residential break-ins do tend to happen percentage-wise and activity-wise more in the daytime hours. So that's not very unusual," said Sgt. Pam Brewerton with the Fayetteville Police Department.

Brewerton says the department sees an increase in property crime in the summer and has started a new program aimed at working with community watch groups in targeted areas.

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