Germanton residents starting neighborhood watch after break-ins

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GERMANTON, N.C. -- Since the beginning of summer, neighbors in one Forsyth County community have been dealing with more than a dozen home and car break-ins, according to public crime reports.

"They busted through the back door and grabbing what they could," said one couple, who didn't want to be identified. Their home, in a neighborhood between Highway 8 and Highway 65, was broken into last week. "They took our TV, computer and my jewelry, including my mom's jewelry, which held a lot of sentimental value."

The crimes have neighbors working to start a neighborhood watch.

“With the holidays coming up ... I'm just worried that it’s going to get worse than it is now,” said Andrea Caldwell, who is starting a neighborhood watch program. Caldwell has an alarm and protection but believes the power of neighbors, looking out for each other, will help. "Just keeping an extra eye on each other."

The neighborhood watch meeting is set for Monday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Germanton Park.

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