Law enforcement from across the state worked together recently to solve a string of vehicle thefts and break-ins.
Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said officers responded Thursday morning to multiple reports of vehicles broken into around Morning Glory Way and Centipede Drive. While officers were taking reports on the incidents, a patrol officer stopped a vehicle on the 600 block of Clark Street. Lewis said the vehicle, a 1988 Oldsmobile, turned out to be stolen from Greensboro, so officers took the three occupants into custody.
Police searched the stolen vehicle and found items reported stolen from the vehicles earlier in the morning as well as from cars in Raleigh and Greensboro. Officers recovered several thousand dollars worth of firearms, small electronics and other valuables, in addition to three other stolen vehicles – one each from Greensboro, Raleigh and Rocky Mount.
Dan Lee Robertson, 16, and his brother, Christopher Rhykeem Robertson, were charged with 10 felony counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, seven misdemeanor counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, felony larceny of a motor vehicle and felony larceny of a firearm. Christopher Robertson, 18, was issued a $110,000 secured bond while Dan Robertson was issued a $110,000 secured bond, and both brothers were jailed in Nash County.
Raquan Abdual Bullock, 20, was charged with 12 felony counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, nine misdemeanor counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, two felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and one felony count each of larceny of a motor vehicle and larceny of a firearm. Bullock was served with a probation violation and jailed without bond.
“Many of these vehicles were left unlocked, so we urge residents to secure their vehicles and make sure they do not keep valuables in plain sight,” Lewis said. “Make sure to park in well-lit areas and never leave your keys in your car, even if the car is locked.”
Lewis said the investigation involving the three suspects is ongoing and additional charges might be forthcoming.
Greensboro police also arrested Shyheem Clements, 20, Thursday night and charged him with two felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and a probation violation.
Anyone with information on this case should contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or email@example.com.