Rocky Mount police are reminding residents to take care to protect their cars after two people recently were arrested for breaking into multiple vehicles over the weekend.

“The Rocky Mount Police Department encourages citizens to ensure their vehicles are locked, and valuables are out of plain sight,” police Cpl. Ricky Jackson said in a statement.

Rocky Mount police responded to a call around 11:45 p.m. Saturday about a report of suspicious bicyclists who were pulling on car door handles. The report stated that the vehicles were located in the 700 block of Piedmont Avenue.

When officers arrived at the scene, they saw two suspects near a vehicle. The suspects fled the scene when they saw the officers.

The Rocky Mount Police Criminal Investigation Division later apprehended and interviewed Tyrell Tucker, 18, and another unidentified juvenile in connection with the incident.


Both Tucker and his alleged accomplice were charged with three counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and one count of larceny after breaking and entering. These charges all involved unsecured vehicles.

The suspects also were both charged with two counts of attempted breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. These charges involved secured vehicles.

Tucker was jailed under a $15,000 secured bond at the Nash County Detention Center.

The juvenile was charged and released on a juvenile petition.