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Salisbury police investigating vehicle break-ins in business parking lots

SALISBURY — Salisbury police are investigating a number of vehicle break-ins near Interstate 85 on Saturday. All of the vehicles were damaged, officials said.

A man reported that his Chevrolet Tahoe was in the Days Inn parking lot, 321 Bendix Drive, from 11:15 p.m. Friday to 7:15 a.m. Saturday. Someone broke a window, got into the sport utility vehicle and stole a book bag with an iPad and Bibles inside.

Someone broke a window of a Dodge Ram pickup parked at Tinseltown movie theater, 305 Faith Road. The owner said the truck had been in the parking lot from 1 to 3:50 p.m. Police said a cellphone and an OBD II diagnostic tool valued at $1,300 were inside the vehicle.

Thieves damaged the lock of a Ford F-250 pickup parked at Walmart between 6:15 and 6:25 p.m. The owner said the vehicle was rifled through but nothing was taken.

A window was broken but nothing was taken from a Chevrolet Suburban SUV parked at Cracker Barrel at 6:17 p.m. at 1070 Freeland Drive.

A man who parked his Ford Super Duty pickup at the Olive Garden restaurant, 1425 Klumac Road, between 3:45 and 5:20 p.m. reported an Apple laptop, laptop accessories, checks, Bose headphones and a Bible stolen.

Salisbury Police Department Lt. Greg Beam advised motorists to not leave valuable items in plain view in their vehicles. He recommended that people take anything of value with them or lock it up inside the trunk.

Anyone with information about the vehicle break-ins is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245.

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