Home break-ins put Lake Wylie residents on edge

news@lakewyliepilot.comMay 4, 2013 

— Neighbors in Lake Wylie are on alert following reports about a recent rash of break-ins.

Trent Farris, York County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, said via email there were break-ins at Catawba Crest, The Hylands and Bethelfields, one house in each subdivision.

“Two entries to the houses were made through a window, and the entry to the house in Catawba Crest was made by kicking in the front door,” Farris said. “At this time we do not know whether the break-ins are linked.”

Farris said the suspect vehicle is light blue (non-metallic) two-door 2002-2008 Thunderbird or a Sebring with a black ragtop.

“If you see this car, get the license plate and call it in,” Farris said. “They are breaking in when people are at work during the day.”

On April 30, two unknown suspects went to a home at Anchors Bend Cove, off Lake Wylie Road, and rang the doorbell, Farris said. “A 14-year-old answered the door. One of the suspects asked him to open the door and the juvenile refused. The suspects fled in a white work van with green writing on the side. They were both wearing lime-green short-sleeve shirts.”

They are described as one black male, age 20 to 30, about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet, weighing 135-150 pounds with dreadlocks, and one white male, age 50 to 60, about the same height, weighing 190-210 pounds with short gray hair.

“All our neighbors are on edge,” said Cynthia McCrory via email of the Lake Wylie Road area.

Residents also alerted neighbors and commented through Facebook posts.

The sheriff’s office advises residents to be aware.

“Our recommendation to the public is to be diligent in your observations of your property, and if you see anything that seems suspicious, do not hesitate to call 911 and report it to us,” Farris said.

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