Police pick up patrols near Greensboro Coliseum to prevent break-ins

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Police are picking up patrols along Aycock Street in Greensboro where they’ve noticed more break-ins and larcenies in recent months.

The area is near the Greensboro Coliseum and Officer J.B. Price said many break-ins are happening during the day while residents are at work.

“We’re giving a presence to the community to show the police are here and we’re taking a proactive approach to this problem,” he explained.

Thursday, several officers set up a license checkpoint at Aycock Street and Hertford Street.

Price said they were using the time to check licenses and warn neighbors about the recent thefts.

Ahead of the holiday weekend, they want any residents who are leaving town to secure their homes, sheds, garages and cars.

“Give the appearance someone is there even though you may not be. Stop your mail, put lamps or TVs on timers so they come on while you’re away.”

Statistics online show the number property crimes overall in Greensboro has decreased by more than 5,000 incidents since 2008.

They ask residents in this particular area to be vigilant and call 911 if anyone is in the area that doesn’t belong.

Anyone in Greensboro or High Point can refer to crimemapping.com to check crime trends in their neighborhood.