State Capitol police are asking for the public’s help in finding who vandalized more than 40 state-owned vehicles in Wake County and stole state gas credit cards from some of them during the past month.
More than $16,000 worth of fuel has been bought in Wake, Johnston, Wilson and Alamance counties using the stolen credit cards, according to state Department of Public Safety.
Since mid-September, 42 state government vehicles have been damaged or vandalized at nine Department of Public Safety offices. The break-ins occurred Sept. 19 and 27 and Oct. 8 and 9.
Raleigh and Garner police are investigating some of the incidents.
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At 3010 Hammond Business Place off Rush Street on the south side of Raleigh, someone shattered the passenger-side windows of 11 vehicles and took five state credit cards. In one case, at 825 South New Hope Road in Southeast Raleigh, two state-owned cars were destroyed by fire.
State Capitol police ask anyone with information about the break-ins to call 919-733-3333.