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KDH police to would-be thief: ‘Confession is good for the soul’

Kill Devil Hills police released a security video Thursday of a man attempting to break into a a pickup truck on S. Memorial Boulevard, and noted there’s reward for information leading to his arrest.

Police also had a message for the would-be thief.

“If the individual in the video recognizes himself, feel free to drop by for a chat. You will not be eligible for a reward, but confession is good for the soul,” the department said in a Facebook post.

Police said they’ve seen an uptick in vehicle break-in’s reported in the Kill Devil Hills area, with a number of those occuring between the highways.

Video from a security camera recently captured a man attempting to break into a white Ford pickup truck in the 1200 block of S. Memorial Boulevard. The suspect was a white male, early 20s, slim build, approximately 5 feet 10 to 6 foot 1, wearing a blue shirt, blue shorts and black tennis shoes. The man had short dark hair, wore one glove and had a murse (man purse) or something similar around his neck.

If you recognize this person, contact the Dare County Crime Line through the website (www.darecommunitycrimeline.org) call the Kill Devil Hills Police Department directly at 449-5337 and ask for Det. Dwayne Drummond. Either way, your anonymity can be protected and you will be eligible for a reward.

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