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Lock your doors: 'Car hopping' becoming an issue in Pender Co.

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Deputies with the Pender County Sheriff's Office are investigating reports of dozens of car break-ins in the area. Deputies with the Pender County Sheriff's Office are investigating reports of dozens of car break-ins in the area.

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Deputies with the Pender County Sheriff's Office are investigating reports of dozens of car break-ins in the area.

According to the sheriff's office, there have been nearly 40 hits in the past two days, specifically in the Swann Plantation and Marlboro Farms areas of Rocky Point.

Authorities said people will walk down the street taking things like laptops, guns, GPS devices from inside unlocked vehicles.

The issue is primarily happening in the Rocky Point area near the New Hanover County border.

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