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Suspect in open house thefts rejects plea deal

Posted January 23, 2014

Peter Schieffelin Nyberg
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— A Durham man accused of stealing jewelry from homes in Cary and Apex during real estate open houses will go on trial in May after rejecting a plea deal.

Peter Schieffelin Nyberg, 49, of 155 Montrose Drive, pleaded not guilty Thursday to seven counts of felony larceny. His trial was set for May 12.

Nyberg was arrested in March 2012 in connection with the theft of more than $25,000 worth of jewelry and silverware from three homes in Apex's Scott Mill and Walden Creek subdivisions and two around High House Road and Davis Drive in Cary.

The thefts occurred while real estate agents were hosting open houses in the homes.

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  • Pooter McGooter Jan 27, 2014

    SHORTCAKE53, if you knew he was doing it, why didn't you call the police instead of only just refusing to have an open house at your home?

  • shortcake53 Jan 24, 2014

    He is exactly the reason why we refused open houses when we recently sold our home. No way I was going to let total strangers paw through my belongings.