Man nabbed for Wake Forest break-in while widow was at husband’s funeral, official says


WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) — A man was arrested in Knightdale Thursday for a Wake Forest home burglary that happened while a family was at a loved one’s funeral in February, officials say.

Timothy James Crowe, 28, of Lynwood Estates Drive in Knightdale is facing several charges after the theft that happened February 7, officials said in a news release.

Authorities had been looking for Crowe since warrants were obtained earlier this month following the breaking and entering at a home along Mountain Hill Drive in Wake Forest, officials said.

Photos of the suspect were initially released February 22 so that authorities could try to identify the man involved. Crowe was later identified as the suspect, officials said.

Wake County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Crowe without incident just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Knightdale, according to a Wake Forest news release from town spokesman Bill Crabtree.

Crabtree said the theft happened while a widow was attending a funeral for a man who had died.

Crowe is charged with felony breaking and/or entering, larceny after breaking and entering and obtain property under false pretense, according to arrest records.

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