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Suspect identified in Clayton bank break-ins

Posted February 28, 2012

— Police on Tuesday identified a man wanted in connection with smash-and-grab burglaries at two Clayton banks this month.

The Clayton Police Department has issued warrants charging Tyrone Michael Brinkley, 43, of 471 Slate Top Road in Clayton, with two counts of felony breaking and entering and one count each of larceny and attempted larceny.

The doors of the KS Bank at 11591 U.S. Highway 70 Business and the Wells Fargo bank at 1405 Executive Drive were smashed in during the overnight hours of Feb. 16-17, police said. Security videos showed a man entering the two banks through the shattered doors and rummaging around for whatever could be stolen quickly.

Several hundred dollars in rolled coins was taken from the KS Bank, police said.

Brinkley, who also goes by the name Franklin Bond, also is wanted by the Johnston County Sheriff's Office on burglary and larceny charges, police said.

He recently moved from Durham to Johnston County and is known to frequent locations in Durham, police said. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611 or 911.


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  • not my real name Mar 2, 2012

    Just watch the coinstar machines, he'll show up eventually LOL

  • pm2 Mar 1, 2012

    If you are crimial, Johnston County might not be a good place to set up shop... Way to go Johnson County!

  • gnewsome1 Feb 28, 2012

    Good job CPD. Keep it up. Maybe one day some of these trifling people will learn to work for a living instead of stealing from others.

  • connieleigh4 Feb 28, 2012

    another person wanting a handout without working for it!!! Get a JOB instead of trying to take what don't belong to you...try EARNING it for a change!!!

  • UNC PH.d Feb 28, 2012

    Yes Clayton is a wonderful community. Sadly, there is a lot of urban trouble that comes over from Smithfield and Fuquay. I wish that kind of stuff would just stay in Durham & Fayetteville...

    Good job Clayton PD!

  • ssvoiceofsanity Feb 28, 2012

    I wonder if he's the one who broke into my sisters home? I sure hope so and he's on his way to prison.

  • eric416 Feb 28, 2012

    clayton is another great community like garner, and its so small, but with this community so small and so tight, there is nothing that these wonderful officers in cayton cant find , just clayton in general @ cwood3, im like you, tell them keep doing what their doing an making clayton an great place to be among garner

  • cwood3 Feb 28, 2012

    Good job Clayton PD. Keep up the good work!!