The Durham Police Department is warning the public to lock their vehicles after an increase in car thefts.
Last month alone, the police investigated more than 90 cases.
Medina’s family told WRAL News their burglary was terrifying — it happened while they were sleeping in their home.
Police found their car, but the family is still dealing with the problem.
Viridiana Medina and her family pay the bills to clean up their car from thieves.
The Honda Fit was stolen in early January and recovered last Thursday.
“They were also driving with a spare tire, so we have to get a new tire and my brother has to fix the brakes because they are really bad,” Medina said.
Medina’s mother’s cleaning equipment was also stolen.
“It’s scary because we don’t know who took it or if someone is following our steps,” Medina said.
Medina told WRAL News that Raleigh police have arrested four people for stealing the car.
“We were very happy. We had hope in God that it was so [going to] “They told us they stopped someone in Garner and it was crazy to us, like how they got this far with it.”
The latest crime report presented by Durham Police Chief Patrice Andrews to the city council showed an increase in car thefts up to September 2022 compared to the previous year.
“We see cars being stolen from other areas and brought into Durham and vice versa,” Andrews said.
Police also said you should not keep a second set of keys in your vehicle and never leave your vehicle in the ignition.
Durham Police are warning of a rise in car thefts after investigating more than 90 thefts last month
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