SAN CARLOS -- A string of break-ins has people in San Carlos worried about safety.
San Diego Police said Tuesday there have been at least seven cars or homes broken into over the last few weeks. The break-ins are happening on or near San Carlos Boulevard, near Pershing Middle School.
"It's pretty scary, especially when they return to the house on this last Friday and actually messed with the door handle," Ken Ragle said.
Someone broke into Ragle’s wife's car, and then a few days later, tried to get in through the front door at 4 a.m. His wife saw the handle moving and screamed.
"She got to the living room in time to see the door handle actually move and wiggle," Ragle said.
The intruder took off before police arrived. Ragle's home has a large fence around it, but he thinks that may have actually made him a target.
"Or they thought once they were in, they didn't have to worry about someone interrupting things."
The community is getting together with members of the police department next week to talk about safety.
"It's scary. It's disheartening. This is supposed to be a safe neighborhood."