Wallets, Purses Stolen From Several Vehicles

MARCH 9, 2008 -- Wilmington police are investigating a rash of recent car break-ins where purses and wallets were stolen from people's front seats.

Someone smashed the windows of three cars with a rock Wednesday night in the parking lot of Miller-Motte Technical College. Several cars were also broken into at Empie Park.

Police say they've dealt with incidents like this in the past and say although they can look at parking lot safety, it comes down to the public being aware of their belongings.

Police investigated a series of smash and grab break-ins on Oleader Drive and Shipyard Boulevard last month.

Reported by Joe Keiley