Cary man duct-taped during home invasion
Posted December 9, 2011
Cary, N.C. — A Cary man was threatened at gunpoint and duct-taped to his bed during a home invasion Thursday morning, police said.
Police said that James Edwin Deetz, 26, entered a home in the McGregor Downs subdivision through an open garage door around 9:30 a.m. Police said he pointed a gun at the homeowner, forced him into a bedroom and duct-taped him to the bed. Deetz stole the man's wallet and keys and left in his black Cadillac sedan, police said.
The homeowner managed to free himself and call police from a neighbor's home. He was unhurt.
Wilson Mills police spotted the victim's Cadillac on U.S. Highway 70, near Buffalo Road, later Thursday and arrested Deetz, authorities said. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, felony breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle.
"We are glad to bring a quick resolution to this very serious crime," said Cary police Capt. Randall Rhyne.
Police urged residents to be careful about securing their homes.
"This appears to have been a crime of opportunity, resulting from the suspect seeing the open garage door," said Rhyne. "We can’t stress enough the importance of citizens locking their vehicles and closing their garage doors after them when they enter their homes."