ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. -- Residents in southern Alamance County are a little concerned after thieves decided to break into multiple homes over the course of one day.
The Alamance County Sheriff's Office says this all happened on Thursday.
“Most anybody can look at this with one eye open and determine that there probably is some linkage to these cases,” said Kirk Puckett, spokesperson for the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.
According to deputies, early Thursday morning on Scarlett Court, Kevin Wesson heard someone breaking into his home, he went to find out what was going on and then someone shot him.
Hours later on Lambe Road, two teenage girls were home when deputies say three people came through the back door only to find an AR-15 rifle pointed in their direction by one of the girls.
“They turned and fled which was probably a wise move on their behalf,” Puckett added.
Altogether, there were a total of four home break-ins alone in that area Thursday.
“They are rolling the dice that people are at work during the day and that they are going to be able to hit those houses,” explained Puckett.
We have stepped up surveillance in those areas,” he mentioned.
No arrests have been made this time.
Wesson is recovering at a Chapel Hill hospital. As for the two teens, they were unharmed.