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Wayne County courthouse break-in targets electronics

Posted September 25, 2010

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— A man broke into the Wayne County courthouse in Goldsboro and stole electronic equipment sometime Friday night or early Saturday, according to the sheriff's office.

Surveillace cameras show a white, blond-haired man entering several offices and courtrooms in the building at 224 E. Walnut St. Investigators believe he cut himself during the break-in.

"The investigation has shown that the culprit appears to have been interested in stealing electronic equipment," Capt. Tom Effler said in a release. Investigators believe they have recovered most of the stolen equipment.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Rick discovered the break-in around 5:30 a.m. Saturday and immediately called 911, Effler said. Goldsboro police officers responded, and the sheriff's office has taken the lead in the investigation.

Effler said that there was no sign of forced entry and that break-in was not related to any ongoing case.

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity or the break-in should call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1481 or Goldsboro/Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that lead to arrests in felony cases.


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