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Man found guilty of open-house thefts

Posted May 16, 2014

Peter Schieffelin Nyberg

— A Durham man was convicted Friday of stealing jewelry from homes in Cary and Apex during real estate open houses.

Jurors found Peter Schieffelin Nyberg, 49, of 155 Montrose Drive, guilty on seven counts of felony larceny. His sentencing is set for Monday.

Nyberg was arrested in March 2012 in connection with the theft of more than $25,000 worth of jewelry and silverware from three homes in Apex's Scott Mill and Walden Creek subdivisions and two around High House Road and Davis Drive in Cary.

The thefts occurred while real estate agents were hosting open houses in the homes.

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  • 50s Child May 16, 2014

    This is why I don't allow realtors to have open houses when it's time to sell. Put the sign in the yard, and anyone who's interested will call or go online to find it. Then their realtor should stay with them while they walk through. Still, pack up your irreplaceable valuables and take them with you when you leave the premises (like smart sellers do).