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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- The Southeast Guilford Community Association is holding a meeting with the Guildford County Sheriff's Office to discuss crime concerns and community concerns.

The associations president, Terri Lambert, said the meeting will address any concerns neighbors have especially with recent car and home break-ins.

"I know that one of our neighbors on our street did have their cars broken into the other night and, unfortunately, I don't think they were locked so we don't know if this is neighborhood kids or what the issue is, but we would like to get to the bottom of it," Lambert said.

Lt. W.D. Loftis with the sheriff's office said open communication and relationships with that community can help to reduce crime and well as prevention.

"What concerns us the most is the crime that's preventable that is not prevented," Loftis said. "Just this week we took several reports for entering of a motor vehicle but in actuality all the doors were unlocked and in two of those situations firearms were stolen," Loftis said.

Since the beginning of 2016, there have been six reported burglaries and five breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

The total for 2015 was 33 burglaries and six breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in southeast Guilford County.

All are welcome to the community meeting, Thursday at the Community in Christ Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m.