Mint Hill Police said there were 16 car break-ins last night in Jefferson Colony and the Glencroft neighborhoods as well as South Hampton Road. Items stolen include DVDs, Ipod, a GPS, digital camera and a credit card. The credit card was used several times last night after it was stolen.

Here’s the press release from Mint Hill Police:

08-19-2008

Mint Hill Police have responded to a total of 16 vehicle break-ins which occurred overnight in the Mint Hill area. Four vehicle break-ins have been reported in the Jefferson Colony neighborhood located off NC Highway 218. Also in this neighborhood, one victim reported an unknown individual entered his screened in porch area of his house without permission and stole several items. The porch was unsecured and the door was left open when the suspect(s) left this residence. All vehicles that were entered were left unlocked and small electronic items such as GPS units and DVD players, were taken. Detectives are following up on a stolen credit card which belonged to one of the victims in this neighborhood. This credit card was used fraudulently several times after approximately 4:30am on today’s date.

Officers responded to the Glencroft subdivision and spoke with six victims. In the areas of Fultram Lane, Brookgreen Drive and Dartmoor Place vehicles which were left unlocked were also entered by unknown suspect(s). Two portable GPS units, one IPOD, and one digital camera were stolen from these victims.

Near the subdivision of Glencroft, Mint Hill Police met with victims on South Hampton Road. Victims at this location had four vehicles and two enclosed utility trailers entered by unknown suspect(s). These vehicles and trailers were also unlocked and tools and car stereo equipment were stolen. A neighbor at this location stated she saw a white male wearing all black clothing get into one of these vehicles around 4:00am on this date.

Since the start of 2008 Mint Hill Police have responded to 58 incidents, other than those mentioned previously, of car breaking and enterings.

The Mint Hill Police Department is requesting anyone with information to please call our office at 704-545-1085.