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Cary arrests pair in one burglary spree, investigates another

Posted January 17, 2013

— Two Cary men were arrested early Thursday in connection with a string of commercial burglaries in western Wake County, Cary police said.

Thirty-four businesses in Cary, Apex and Morrisville have been broken into over the past month, police said. In each case, entry was made at the business’ rear door. Cash has been the primary target during the break-ins, and no injuries have been reported.

Police followed a suspicious car from Cary into Raleigh at about 2 a.m., and the car slammed into the side of the patrol car during the chase. No injuries were reported.

After the crash, Brian Dylan Johnson, 27, of Canyon Run, and Nicolas Robert Losito, 23, of Pinetuck Court, were arrested. Each is charged with two counts of breaking or entering with intent to commit felony larceny, one count of felony conspiracy and one count of possession of burglary tools.

Johnson also was charged with four counts of breaking and entering, while Losito was charged with three counts of breaking and entering. Both were being held in the Wake County jail.

Meanwhile, police said they are trying to identify a man involved in several "smash-and-grab" break-ins where a rock is thrown through a business' front door to gain access.

Twelve such burglaries have been reported in Cary, Apex and Morrisville since Jan. 2. Cash as been the primary target, and no injuries have been reported.

Anyone with information about the latest string of burglaries is asked to call the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746.

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  • me2you Jan 22, 12:02 p.m.

    It's very difficult for me to imagine having the mindset that 1. I will take from others what doesn't belong to me 2. run from the police. 3. slam my car into a police.

  • EnoughWhiningAlready Jan 21, 10:13 a.m.

    Great job Cary PD! No matter what the Cary haters think, the majority of us residents think you do an awesome job. Crime is everywhere no matter how much of a safe reputation a town or city has.

  • amenmike Jan 18, 7:07 p.m.

    Score another one for Obama? Clearly you don't understand the role of the president and you surely over estimate the amount of power he has over peoples lives. I shall throw a yellow troll flag on that comment.

  • ellengraham5660 Jan 18, 3:21 p.m.

    What is wrong with people. Haven't they figured out that you don't steal from people??? I can't understand someone growing up and not KNOWING that it's wrong and you just can't do it without usually getting caught. Such a waste of time and good life.

  • farrell nightrider Jan 18, 2:59 p.m.

    You people are so blind, how can you give CPD credit for catching these guys driving around at 2:00 am. Stupid criminals. They broken in 34 businesses in Cary, Apex and Morrisville over the past month.
    THIS NOT GREAT POLICE WORK.

  • VickLo Jan 18, 2:26 p.m.

    Score another one for Obama!

  • LuvLivingInCary Jan 18, 1:45 p.m.

    all we need is more cheap apartments for these guys to launch out of. at least one cary police officer deserves a great pat on the back.

  • jackhandey Jan 18, 12:08 p.m.

    Way too many apartments being built in Cary. This is bringing in crime and leading to the downfall of a nice city. As a 32 year Cary resident it's time to move as well.

  • jsok123 Jan 18, 11:18 a.m.

    So, Raleigh and Cary and Wake County wanted the Big Time so here it is. Good job city and county planners, good job.

  • southerntalent Jan 18, 11:00 a.m.

    You can blame Cary's Board for having transformed a nice single family town into one rife with apartments and condos. After first wave of decent tenants new crowd coming in is causing havoc and crime. Cary sold out to the developers who made their bucks and then moved on. Cary used to be rated the nation's safest small city but no longer. Even in desirable areas such as Preston and West Cary their are pockets of crime from these apartment/condos. These 2 chuckleheads are probably not native NC's (NJ my guess for one of them) and have a dismal track record on mugshots.com.

    North Raleigh near between brentwood and mini city was a really nice area,then in the 80s the older apts started letting in sec 8 ,now as homeowners ageout and their homes are bought and rented out,crime moves in.

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