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Durham man accused of stealing school's tools

Posted November 20, 2012

— Police arrested a Durham man Tuesday and charged him with breaking into a storage building at Agape Corner School over the weekend and stealing tools.

Ricky Wayne Acrey, 52, of Gilbert Street, is charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen property and obtaining property by false pretense.

He was arrested at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Holloway and Raynor streets, police said. 

Officers responded to a break-in call at the school, at 1217 Holloway St., about 8:30 a.m. Saturday and discovered that a storage shed had been broken into and $2,500 worth of tools used by students at the school had been stolen.

Officers have recovered one saw, but the other tools are still missing, police said.


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  • GravyPig Nov 20, 2012

    "I'm just replying to another user because they said he was stealing from the kids... the fellow GOLO comment implies 'direct' theft from the kids... which is false"

    I didn't realize that we were required to follow your rules for posting here. I didn't see any "implied" anything. Does it matter what you call it verses what they call it? It's all semantics. Saying "Stealing from people...LOSER" is no less valid than saying "kids", or "students", or "Christians". They are all of those things. Were they directly effected? No. Were they effected? Yes. So what does it matter. These kids and teachers are going to come to school to use the tools they were needing and they won't be there.

  • miseem Nov 20, 2012

    Yes,, More and more of the unable will start to steal to feed themselves and then later the able will start also. Let this PRES y'all lected just drive us all to theivin for survival....zenonx6.

    But I thought NC would be immune from all of this, what with a GOP General Assembly and Gov. Right?.

  • romneycare Nov 20, 2012

    @zenonx6 the "unable" who started to steal to feed themselves has been happening prior to 2012, 2008 elections... matter of fact, people stealing to survive has been around more centuries.... Why blame the president for this guy stealing to feed himself? It's a concept that has been going on for 1000s of years.

  • Bartmeister Nov 20, 2012

    Cool goatee braid.

  • black pug Nov 20, 2012

    expensive saw

  • black pug Nov 20, 2012

    looks like the man is hungry. I think its going to be alot more of this type of stealing going on.Times have been bad for the last four years an its getting worst.

  • SmokeWagon Nov 20, 2012

    The Mayor of Durham.....!!!!!

  • romneycare Nov 20, 2012

    @starletta exactly! He stole from the school! Not 'kids'

  • yankee1 Nov 20, 2012

    You can re-brand Durham until the cows come home. The residents of the city define it and it ain't pretty! You cannot encourage he presence of low life's and then expect a new image of a city to emerge regardless!

  • starletta Nov 20, 2012

    Geez, stop with the semantics! He took something that did not belong to him!