Wednesday, September 4 2013 3:09 PM EDT2013-09-04 19:09:40 GMT
CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) – Officers with the Chadbourn Police Department were banking on reward money to help solve some crimes, but so far the cash incentive isn't paying off. Council members set aside $5,000More >>
Officers with the Chadbourn Police Department were banking on reward money to help solve some crimes, but so far the cash incentive isn't paying off.More >>
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A Columbus County family is moving after their home was burglarized for a third time. Theresa Williams says someone broke into her home Tuesday, causing damages estimated at $7,000.
Williams lives with her husband on Old Stake Rd outside of Chadbourn, but not for long. Williams is putting her house up for sale. She says they no longer feel safe and over the year other neighbors have been burglarized too.
Williams believes it's the same burglars. According to Williams her neighbors pulled into her driveway to try and block the thieves in until deputies could arrived, but she says the crooks drove through her yard and drove over a ditch and got away.
"I don't feel safe here. I don't know if there's anywhere in the county I do feel safe. It's sad because this is such a peaceful place. I'm not safe in my own home anymore. If my son was at home, they would have gone in his bedroom and who knows what they would have done to him," said Williams.
Major Lewis Hatcher with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office says there have been some break-ins in the county but not a large number. He says Sheriff Chris Batten is out of town, but when he gets back they will look into the Williams concerns.
During the most recent break-in the thief stole two TVs, a gaming system along with the games.