Greenville police: Rise in break-ins near Charles Blvd., 14th Street


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Vehicle break-ins and home burglaries have increased over the past several weeks around the area 14th Street and Charles Boulevard, near Harris Teeter by ECU’s campus, according to the Greenville Police Department.

“It definitely gives you a sense of anxiety, a sense of unsureness,” ECU student Jordan Groose said.

Whether it’s happened to you personally or you’ve heard about them, an uptick in break-in’s is unsettling.

GPD says they’ve seen it all. Some people opened unlocked doors, others picked locks and some smashed windows.

ECU student Jamie Tulbert said, “I just was pretty surprised because this is a good area it’s right across from campus and like it’s just surprising that…that kind of stuff happens here.”

Officers warned students, faculty, and staff to be cautious. GPD advises people not leave wallets or valuables in plain sight and lock your doors.

“It makes me nervous I’m going to make sure I lock my car every time I leave it even if I’m just going to the trash can, but that’s crazy,” Tulbert said.

They said they are working with ECU police to make the area safe and solve the crimes that have occurred. Police to make the area safe and solve the crimes that have occurred.

They asked residents to be aware of their surroundings, report suspicious activities and keep cars and residences locked.

Suspicious activity can be reported by calling 911, Greenville Police at 252-329-4300 or ECU Police at 252-328-6787.

ECU’s LiveSafe App is another tool to communicate anonymously with law enforcement and can be downloaded in Google Play or the App Store.

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