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Break-ins Put People on Edge in Delmar, Md.

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DELMAR, Md.- A string of break-ins in Wicomico County had people worried on Thursday.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said thieves are stealing expensive equipment and electrical cables from garages and sheds in Delmar.

Sheriff Mike Lewis said that most of these thefts are happening in the late evening into early morning hours off of Waller and Adkins roads.

Power tools, jumbo cables and copper wiring were just a few of the many expensive things that were stolen right out of Michael Hunter's garage.

"This is a new one because they took one just like this one," Hunter said, referring to one of his replacement power tools. 

"It was just bad, it was a bad feeling, we have been here 23 years and never had a problem before."

And it's in those 23 years where Hunter said that he's never had to lock up his garage until now.

"All of our neighbors they are good decent people and we never had a problem, but now I've had to install surveillance cameras put signs up and I absolutely hate it," he said. 

Thieves also broke into Nancy Parkhursts' garage Friday night just a few miles down from Hunter's home.
"They busted all the locks of our cabinets and took a $300 power cord that runs our generator and a lot of other electrical cords," Parkhurst said.

She said the stolen things can be replaced but the toughest thing to deal with right now is having her peace of mind taken away. 

"Every little light that comes in your window you are up or every noise that you hear you are not getting the sleep that you should get," Parkhurst said.

Lewis said the office is urging everyone to not only lock up their garages and sheds but to also jot down the serial number of any expensive equipment so that it makes it easier for them to locate the item if it's stolen.


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