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Suspected Cary burglar was dressed as service worker

Posted July 6, 2011

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— A man wanted in connection with a burglary in a Cary neighborhood last week appeared to be dressed as some sort of service worker, according to a 911 call released Wednesday.

Investigators are looking for Anwar Antuan Overby, 27, of Griffith Place in Durham, in connection with a June 27 break-in at a home on Park Crest Drive.

Cary 911 received three calls about the break-in that afternoon, including one from the homeowner, who said his neighbor told him that she saw a man with a clipboard looking into the garage and then push open a door to the house.

The homeowner was not at home at the time, and the neighbor was calling to see if anyone was supposed to be at the house, according to the call.

"He was wearing a white dress shirt and pants," the neighbor said in a second 911 call. "He had a clipboard when he went into their house, like he was a worker or somebody."

The neighbor told the 911 operator that the suspect chased her when he saw her trying to call police and threw her to the ground and took her cellphone.

Police say that Overby was last seen driving a silver 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier with North Carolina license plate number RZW-1508.

He is wanted on charges of felony breaking and entering, common-law robbery and felony larceny. He is also wanted on several outstanding arrest warrants in Durham County.

Anyone with information about Overby's whereabouts is asked to call the Cary Police Station at 919-469-4012 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746.

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  • IzzMad2016 Jul 6, 2011

    "That was not very smart. I am glad she doesnt live next door to me."

    No good deed goes unpunished....or unjudged in this case.

  • Realamerican71 Jul 6, 2011

    What a neighbor. We are pretty close with our neighbors, but wow. Hope she's ok. As for the suspect, justice will catch up to him.

  • IzzMad2016 Jul 6, 2011

    Park crest is in West Park off of 55 and High House -- I know because I lived there for 5+ years. The Coopers lived over by Lochmere -- a whole 'nother side of town.

  • Metical Jul 6, 2011

    echo on this comment!!! love it!

    Leecountymama, DeathRow - Maybe the if the crime were spousal abuse or death at the hands of your spouse, Pedophilia, then he would look different committing a crime in Cary. Put a wall around Raleigh, Cary, did you not forget the couple that was just arrested for killing a man in Texas, or the mother and children that killed the father and put him in the freezer, decapitated!!!
    gmuny33

  • superman Jul 6, 2011

    The woman was watching him and he could see her calling 911. She was lucky he didnt kill her. Maybe the next time she wont be so lucky. That was not very smart. I am glad she doesnt live next door to me.

  • dougsand Jul 6, 2011

    Leecountymama.... this type of crime is typical of a lot of people living in poverty but that's not what you were referring to with your "typical" comment. I have a career, a couple degrees, I take care of my wife and kids, and I have never done drugs or even smoked a cigarette. I try to teach my daughter to judge each person as an individual rather than relying on stereotypes but ignorant people like yourself make that difficult. Just in case you didn't know .... yes I am a successful black man. =) @ that.

  • gmuny33 Jul 6, 2011

    Leecountymama, DeathRow - Maybe the if the crime were spousal abuse or death at the hands of your spouse, Pedophilia, then he would look different committing a crime in Cary. Put a wall around Raleigh, Cary, did you not forget the couple that was just arrested for killing a man in Texas, or the mother and children that killed the father and put him in the freezer, decapitated!!!

  • leecountymama Jul 6, 2011

    typical...and you know what I mean =)

  • Scare Crow Jul 6, 2011

    errect the wall; then fill it with water!

  • sammyg Jul 6, 2011

    I hope my neighbors are as vigilant that that Cary woman...too bad she did live by the Coopers! (and yes, I went there!)

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