Break-in prompts councilman’s warning

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LUMBERTON — A Lumberton city councilman is reminding residents to be vigilant after his wife’s business was broken into, as well as several unlocked cars.

Councilman Burnis Wilkins posted of Facebook asking residents around Fayetteville Road and North Lumberton to be sure to report any suspicious activity to police.

“I have said it before and I will say it again: If it doesn’t look right, feel right or you have that thought should I call the police, call,” he wrote.

According to a police report, Officer K. Lee Leggett noticed the front glass broken at Jamie Wilkins’ business, Regional Finance Loans, on Bailey Road at about 2:30 Wednesday morning. About $1,000 in damage was done to the front glass and $30 in cash and a $20 glass dish were stolen, the report said.

“These are the actions that go unseen and unappreciated by so many naysayers regarding police functions,” he wrote.

The break-in followed about five instances this week in which unlocked cars were broken into in The Oaks neighborhood nearby.

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