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Apex teen charged in string of car burglaries

Posted August 20, 2012

— A 17-year-old was charged last week in connection with a string of car burglaries in Apex this summer.

Thomas Chad Mayo, of 103 Atkinson Court, is accused of breaking into eight vehicles in June and stealing valuables worth thousands of dollars, including an iPad, GPS devices, gift cards, jewelry and cash, according to arrest warrants.

He faces numerous charges, including breaking-and-entering motor vehicles and misdemeanor larceny.

Mayo was placed in the Wake County jail under a $30,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday.


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  • Angles from Heaven Aug 20, 2012

    He looks like a sweet young kid. What a shame. Praying for him to do be a better young man. Everyone makes mistakes, especially at that age.

  • aetius476 Aug 20, 2012

    Its amazing what the kids leave out in the open in their cars in the apartment complexes near campus.

    Ipads, Ipods, cell phones, laptops, purses, GPS. I have seen cash laying on the seats. Unbelievable...

  • ims1924 Aug 20, 2012

    Leaving anything of value in a vehicle isn't very intelligent.

  • Obamacare returns Aug 20, 2012

    What, so these people think of their cars as a safe deposit box on wheels? *smh*

  • Kelondris Aug 20, 2012

    Common sense has become a lost idealogy. We need to find it! It would make this a better country!

  • johnny2times Aug 20, 2012

    We run a towing company and we find SS cards , birth certificates , check books , rings , basically any and everything . Keep that mess in your house people .

    August 20, 2012 10:42 a.m.

    Excellent point...but that would require COMMON SENSE from people...which they do not have...

  • johnny2times Aug 20, 2012

    to much free time over the summer obviously...

  • Lone Voice in the Wilderness Aug 20, 2012

    "what's wrong with this generation now adays" - malonem1

    Crime isn't limited to the most current generation.

  • TOMMYG Aug 20, 2012

    Maybe installing some stocks on the Town Hall lawn. Or a true work farm.The judicial system makes it too comfortable and many do not fear the consequences if caught.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Aug 20, 2012

    Bubbaduke, you do realize that merely breaking and entering a vehicle does not equate to a legal defense of murder don't you? You would be charged and even if not found guilty, your life is screwed for a while. You are in control of your life, not some doped up kid breaking in a car. Be smarter than that.