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Alleged 'Smash-And-Grab' Burglar Faces More Charges

Posted January 15, 2006

— Clayton police say a man arrested last month in connection with multiple "smash-and-grab" burglaries is responsible for another break-in.

David Armitage, 31, already faces more than 100 charges for burglaries in 10 North Carolina cities, including Raleigh, Cary and Apex.

Clayton authorities say Armitage broke into a home mortgage business Dec. 12 and took a laptop computer valued at $2,500.

Armitage, who records show has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1994, is also wanted on 17 warrants in Tennessee.

Authorities are also seeking a second suspect, Miguel McLean, of Knightdale, on charges related to the break-ins.

Anyone with information on McLean's whereabouts is asked to call Henderson CrimeStoppers at

(252) 492-1925

or the Henderson Police Department at

(252) 438-4141

.

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