Four boys are accused of breaking into a Goldsboro home twice last month and stealing $5,200 worth of property, police said Friday.
Goldsboro police arrested the juveniles - ages 9, 10, 12 and 12 – on Thursday. The 9-year-old was charged with one count each of breaking and entering, felony larceny and possession of stolen goods. The other boys were each charged with two counts of breaking and entering, felony larceny and possession of stolen goods.
Officers responded to a call on Dec. 28 from a 27-year-old resident who reported her home had been broken into and items were stolen, including an iPad.
Dominique Rivers was arrested Dec. 6 in connection with the crime. Police said Rivers, 18, of the 100 block of Alder Lane in Dudley, was found with the iPad and was charged with possession of stolen goods. He was held in the Wayne County jail under a $500 secured bond. Rivers has a Feb. 19 court appearance.
Police said further investigation led to the arrest of the boys, who will be scheduled to appear in juvenile court.
Police said they have recovered about $670 in property, which has been returned to the victim.