The break-in Sunday morning was the latest in a wave of break-ins happening across Asheville. Police are scrambling to put an end to it. Last week, they announced the arrest of six suspects in connection with a dozen break-ins in the Kennilworth neighborhood.
Two people were arrested and charged following a home invasion on Osborne Road in north Asheville. A woman and a masked man with a knife entered the home, beat up a woman inside and stole $2,500, according to reports.
There has also been a string of break-ins just outside the city limits in the Estelle Park neighborhood west of downtown. Two men were recently arrested in connection with those break-ins.
What can you do? Make sure your doors are locked and that your windows are closed and locked. Make sure your garage door is closed and locked. Make sure your car windows are rolled up and doors are locked. Most of these suspects are looking for the easy target – a cracked window or an open door.