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Raleigh Police Charge 2 Teens in Connection With Burglaries

Posted April 7, 2007

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— Raleigh police have charged two teens in connection with eight residential burglaries that occurred in the northeast section of the city last month.

Marquis Daletwand Elkerson, 17, and Jaquan Maurice Wiggs, 16, were each charged on Friday with five counts of burglary, four counts of possession of stolen property and one count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

The investigation of the cases is continuing.

Five-year-old Kaya Nicklow and her family live in one of the houses that was robbed.

"They stole all of our movies and our CD's, and they stole all of our money," Kaya said.

"When I walked in the room and saw everything scattered and the back door open, then I realized that we had been robbed,” said Kaya’s father Antares Nicklow.

There are still marks on the door where the burglars broke in. And they're not alone. A house on Englefield Drive, a two-story home on Farmington Grove Drive and another one on Brimfield Drive were also targeted.

"Even their underwear drawers were upside down and emptied,” said Amanda Nicklow, Kaya’s mother. “Knowing someone had their hands on our 5- and 3-year-old’s underwear, we lost it."

The Nicklow family said the thieves got away with a video camera and digital camera with irreplaceable memories of their two girls, prescription medication and a special coin collection that can't be replaced.

"My dad was in the military and went to many places and brought them back for me, so that had a lot of sentimental value,” Amanda Nicklow said.

The Nicklow’s neighbors said the string of burglaries is plain scary.

“I'm telling my husband, ‘Be sure and lock everything when you walk out the door,’” said neighbor Tracey Tabor. “I mean, automatically you get concerned.”


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  • El Doggo Apr 9, 2007

    Statistics are racist??? Ha ha ha ha - now I have hear it all!!!!

  • Al Capone Apr 9, 2007

    "People should stop stereotyping people, it's counter-productive."

    People should stop living the stereotypes, it's counter-productive.

  • Wildside Apr 9, 2007

    Oh and remember everyone.......you're not REALLY entitled to your opinion unless it agrees with the liberals.

  • Wildside Apr 9, 2007

    I hope these young men can get their lives straight.

  • Wakenative Apr 9, 2007

    The fact that some one is taking statistical information based on race alone makes it racist. The problem is not a simple one but has many facets, including the one in which kids (not talking about those at this age or stage of development) who look different or fit the mold of what a sociologist somewhere says the statistics indicate will be grow up to be a "thug" are grouped as troublemakers by the rest of society. People should stop stereotyping people, it's counter-productive.

  • jannisheart Apr 9, 2007

    It's unfortunate that after they live out their sentences and are released their records will prevent them from getting real jobs and the cycle still continues. They know nothing more than to steal and take from others since while they're in prison I'm sure they're not going to take the time to learn new skills and prove themselves that they are willing to change. Prison will only give them 3 meals and a cot. They're released and of course they will be back at it again to live.

  • El Doggo Apr 9, 2007

    How else are they going to get anything to sell at the southeast raleigh flea markets? You either bootleg DVDs or steal them, right?

  • jonathanstrange Apr 9, 2007

    What a couple of handsome looking young men....

    Such "real" thugs...Taking DVD's...Wow big time.

    I don't know whats more worrisome, that the next generation is a bunch of losers or that they are a bunch of DUMB losers....

  • Al Capone Apr 9, 2007

    Good job you two, make your people proud. Sorry, but if you name your kid Jaquan, you sentence him to prison already.

  • mslisac363 Apr 9, 2007

    Why don't kids get a hair cut? Kids today look like they need dog tags!