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Surveillance video shows second suspect in Raleigh business break-ins

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Raleigh police are asking for help identifying a suspect involved in several business burglaries in April and May.

Robin Strickland, store manager at the Metal Depot, arrived to work one morning in late April to find someone had broken in.

Strickland checked his surveillance system and noticed a masked man rummaging around the office.


The burglar did not take anything, according to Strickland. But, several days later, the man came back and brought an accomplice.

“They kicked in our door and proceeded straight to the safe again,” Strickland said. “This time with a pry-bar and were unsuccessful, so they left. Certainly we’d like for them to be caught so that no one else has to go through it.”

Raleigh police have connected one of the men with at least four other business break-ins all around the city over the past two months.

In one of the cases, the thief broke-in to Galls, a police and firefighter uniform store, where the business owner said the thief stole the till from the cash register. There was only eight cents inside.

Police say they’re also looking for a second suspect involved in some, but not all of the break-ins.

Here is the list of incidents Raleigh police say the man was involved in:

  • April 9 at 2:30 a.m. at Oak City Automotive at 500 Nowell Road
  • April 23 at 3:08 a.m. and at 4:07 a.m. at the Oberlin Animal Hospital, 1216 Oberlin Road
  • May 2 during the overnight hours at the Metal Depot at 5115 New Bern Ave.
  • May 3 at 3:58 a.m. at Galls at 4720 Trademark Drive
  • May 19 at 3:08 a.m. at Praxair at 2807 Gresham Lake Road

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP.


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