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Second Suspect Sought In 'Smash-And-Grab' Spree

Posted December 29, 2005

— A second suspect has been identified in connection with a series of "smash-and-grab" robberies across the Triangle.

Henderson police detectives have obtained warrants charging Miguel Edguardo McLean, of Knightdale, with multiple offenses, including breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen property.

Authorities say McLean, 21, was identified as the accomplice of David Armitage in a series of burglaries early Tuesday morning. Henderson police officers captured Armitage after a pursuit on I-85 early Tuesday morning.

Authorities said the investigation revealed that McLean was inside the vehicle during the pursuit, but fled on foot after the vehicle wrecked. Armitage is now being held on multiple charges, including a fugitive warrant in Tennessee.

Additional charges are expected against McLean and Armitage for up to five other break-Ins that occurred in Henderson, Vance County, and Louisburg shortly before Armitage's capture.

Armitage has also been connected to three break-ins in Apex, as well as four break-ins in Cary. Police also identified evidence linked to other break-ins from the suspect's vehicle. That information, along the identification of McLean, is being provided to officers in other jurisdictions who are other smash-and-grab burglaries throughout the area.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Miguel McLean is asked to call Henderson Crimestoppers at

(252) 492-1925

, the Henderson Police Department at

(252) 438-4141

, or their local law enforcement agency.


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