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Open-house burglary suspect arrested

Posted March 4, 2012
Updated March 6, 2012

Peter Schieffelin Nyberg
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— A Durham man faces charges that he stole jewelry from five homes in Cary and Apex during open houses hosted by real estate agents.

Peter Schieffelin Nyberg, 47, of Montrose Drive in Durham, was arrested Friday by Cary police on two counts of felony larceny and served by Apex police with warrants for three counts of felony larceny.

Police said that more than $25,000 worth of jewelry and silverware was stolen from homes in Apex's Scotts Mill and Walden Creek subdivisions and around High House Road and Davis Drive in Cary between Feb. 11 and Feb. 26.

Nyberg was placed in the Wake County jail.

He was convicted in November of failing to pay or file a return for state income taxes, according to state Department of Correction records. He was given 15 months' probation.

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  • piloterror1 Mar 5, 2012

    realtors don't care. it ain't their house & it ain't their stuff. they just care how it looks to make a sale.

  • lisa4 Mar 5, 2012

    The owner of the home should be responsible!!! It is their place to put away their valuables - common sense here!!!!

  • not my real name Mar 5, 2012

    If your realtor has an open house and doens't make sure all your valuables are secure, then they should be charged as an accomplice or at least with negligence. That's just good common sense to secure your jewelry and silver service with a housefull of strangers and it's the realtors responsibility to make sure stuff like this doesn't happen. Old Peter was just like a weasel in a hen house.