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Burglars leave mark on Fayetteville victim's home

Posted October 28, 2010

— Adding insult to injury, burglars left messages behind for the owner of a Fayetteville home that they broke into Wednesday morning, saying that they "love the stuff we got," police said Thursday.

Officers responded to a home in the 5200 block of Madonna Drive after neighbors saw two men leaving the home with large bags filled with a variety of items, police said.

Almost $5,000 in electronics, clothes and food was taken from the home, police said.

Inside the home were handwritten notes and messages carved into walls thanking the homeowner for the items, police said.

Dajuan Marquis Avant, 19, who is listed as homeless, and Darrell L. Sturdivant Jr., 19, of 1148 Sleepy Hollow Drive, were arrested and charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, felony conspiracy and injury to real property.

Police said they were trying to determine if the men were linked to other break-ins in the area.


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  • NCAries Oct 29, 2010

    There are a lot of jobs for people with no education. They go unfilled because of government programs that reward people for not working.

    Where to we find that listing?

  • JAT Oct 28, 2010

    Thankfully, they left their handwriting samples handy for the cops to analyze. How pompous!

  • paulawindley Oct 28, 2010

    Hater like Darth Vader, too funny!!!

  • Bon Viveur Oct 28, 2010

    Dajuan Marquis Avant is such a glamourous name for a homeless man, so poetical. A name to conjure with.

  • Mrs Fabulous 1 Oct 28, 2010

    LOL @ Hater of like Darth Vader ----> [Insert racist remark here] LMBO!!! Be best believe that it is coming. LOL

  • Hater like Darth Vader Oct 28, 2010

    [Insert racist remark here]

  • Hater like Darth Vader Oct 28, 2010

    I prefer Hershey's Krackle over Nestle's Crunch.

  • Diabolical Oct 28, 2010

    They won't get much for me. After years of people stealing everything I worked for. I gave up starting all over. Now, I just have the major necessity. My computer and mean dog. That's all you need to survive. Glad they were caught. ;p

  • Pseudonym Oct 28, 2010

    Bubba's gonna love what he gets from these guys too.

  • Unslaved Oct 28, 2010

    Looks like these chaps learned something from the present administration; after you strip an honest citizen of his earthly goods and finances, at least leave them with a note of appreciation to offset things a bit.