String of Break-ins Rattles South Charlotte’s Madison Park Neighborhood

by Ann Sheridan / NewsChannel 36 –

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It takes a lot to rattle Suzette Guthrie.  But a break-in Monday in her Madison Park neighborhood is making her a little jumpy.  

 “It was pretty shocking,” she said.  “Makes you a little nervous.”

The break-in is especially disturbing because it happened in broad daylight.  Neighbors say it happened around 8 a.m.

“It’s horrible, absolutely horrible,” said Guthrie.  “It’s just not great to not feel safe in your own home.”

Neighbors say  they worry even more because it appears that whoever broke into the house in their neighborhood is responsible for a string of break-ins nearby.

The first two occurred two weeks ago on Woodstock Drive and Maple Ridge.  Then, another break-in happened last  week on Burnley Road in the Montclaire neighborhood.

“It really makes me mad,” said Emily, who didn’t want her last name used.  Emily lives in Madison Park, very close to the latest break-in.  

“It’s so worrisome, I  guess, because we’re all in our mid 20’s and doing all we can to stay safe,” she said.

Neighbors are learning the details through their association’s Facebook page.  And just like other areas hit, they also say they saw a gold Suburban in the neighborhood, driving around and parking on corners.

“All of  us who work out of our homes, and those who are retired, are looking out for one another,” said Guthrie.  “When we hear something, we’re not ignoring it.  We’re looking out our window.”

Published in: on July 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

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