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Police seek leads in string of home break-ins

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Police continue to investigate a string of residential break-ins where suspects are targeting electronics.

Since Dec. 1, the Wilson Police Department has investigated numerous home burglaries located in areas including N.C. 42 West to Forest Hills Road as well as Airport Boulevard and Tarboro Street to Glendale Drive. 

Sgt. Steve Stroud said the burglars are gaining access from the back of the home and then stealing electronics. Stroud said police have made one arrest in connection to some of those burglaries. 

On Dec. 18, police charged 22-year-old Shaquille T. Worthy, who faces six counts of felony breaking and entering, six counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering and one count of attempted breaking and entering. 

Worthy, of 2511 Kauffman Court, received a $50,000 secured bond at the time. 

Since Worthy’s arrest, several more burglaries have occurred, Stroud said. Authorities say there are still actively investigating these cases. Police encourage residents in the areas to report any suspicious vehicles or people to 911.

Here is a list of locations where some of the burglaries are occurring: 

• 3000 block of Wynfall Lane 

• 3100 block of Walnut Creek Drive

• 3200 block of Boyette Drive

• 3300 block of Boyette Drive

• 2500 block of St. Christopher Circle

• 3100 block of Walnut Creek

• 300 block of Katherine Court

 Anyone with information regarding these cases can contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255. 

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