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Police probe series of break-ins

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From Staff Reports

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rocky Mount police are looking for suspects in a pair of home break-ins that happened over a two-day span.

Police responded to the first home break-in at 10:26 p.m. Monday at a house on the 900 block of West Haven Boulevard. They said the homeowner was not home when the break-in occurred.

According to a report on the incident, electronics items worth $820 were taken, including a game console worth $350, a handheld game system worth $250 and a laptop worth $150. It also states one of the home’s windows sustained damage estimated at $150. An oven inside the home also sustained damage estimated at $150, while a set of mini-blinds sustained damage estimated at $65.

Police responded to the second home break-in at 12:07 a.m. Tuesday at a house on the 100 block of Stonybrook Road. They said the homeowner was home when the break-in happened. They added the victim told them she chased a suspect described as a black man standing 6-feet, 3-inches to 6-feet, 7-inches tall with a  thin build wearing dark clothing, from the house.

An investigation into the case found nothing was stolen but various items were moved around. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Text a tip to 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about the information.

Monday and Tuesday’s break-ins are just the latest in an ongoing string of break-ins. Rocky Mount police responded to six other break-ins across the city between Friday and Monday, including two commercial break-ins.

The first commercial break-in was reported at 2:09 a.m. Saturday at the Smoke ‘Em Up Smoke Shop on the 3900 block of Bishop Road. Tobacco products worth an estimated $1,000 were taken along with $210 in cash, according to an incident report. Police are searching for two suspects in the break-in.

The second commercial break-in was reported at 1:32 a.m. Monday at the Speedway gas station on the 1200 block of Bethlehem Road. Cigarettes worth an estimated $75 were taken while one of the business’ doors sustained damage estimated at $300. One suspect is being sought in that case.

Anyone with information on any of these cases or others that happened over the weekend is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Text a tip to 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 15 characters about the information.

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