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Salisbury police investigating several hotel truck break-ins

By Shavonne Potts


SALISBURY — Salisbury police are looking into thefts from pickups at local hotel parking lots that occurred Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

A 2014 Toyota Raptor was broken into while parked at the Comfort Suites, 1040 East Innes St., where a rear passenger window was busted. The thief stole a pair of chaps and a machete.  The value of the two items together was about $200 said police Lt. Lee Walker.

The owner of the vehicle was a guest at the hotel and reported the theft early Wednesday morning. The vehicle was last known to have been secured around 7 p.m., according to a department report.

A man also reported two vehicles, a Ford F-150 and a Toyota Tundra, were broken into sometime between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 1:30 a.m Wednesday. The vehicles were parked at the Quality Inn & Suites, 825 Klumac Road.

The driver’s side window was busted from the Toyota Tundra and a Smith & Wesson .45-caliber pistol was taken. Nothing was reported missing from the Ford F-150 but a back passenger window was busted and it was ransacked, Walker said.

In another incident, someone broke into a Toyota Tacoma that was parked at the Super 8 Motel, 925 Bendix Drive. A rear passenger side window was broken and the thief took $10 in change from the pickup.

Walker said the thefts are likely connected and were committed by the same person or people.

Anyone with information is asked to call Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333, or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245. Also, tips can be submitted online via http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/



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