Burglars clean out storage units

GASTONIA, NC (WBTV)  -- Police say 26 storage units were broken into Thursday night at a business on Linwood Drive.

Gastonia Police say they are looking for three suspects.

Storage units thefts have seen an increase across the river in Charlotte. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they are up 14-percent since last year. Police say business owners need to invest in better security.

Some renters say they are using circular locks which are harder to break into, or buying special locks from the storage facility.

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