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Burlington burglars steal $150 in copper, cause thousands in damage

Three men and a woman were arrested Saturday after authorities caught them with stolen copper, Burlington police reported Monday.

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Three men and a woman were arrested Saturday after Burlington police said they caught the suspects with stolen copper.

Officers said they responded to a call shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday about a break-in at a vacant apartment building at 1927 Morningside Drive. The caller was able to provide a description of the suspects and their vehicle, which helped officers find the car a short distance from the crime scene.

Investigators said the suspects broke into the building and caused thousands of dollars in damage while stealing cooper. The value of the scrapped copper was about $150.

Arrested were Anthony Easterling, 20, of 946 Stone St.; Richard Robertson, 22, of 819 Durham St.; Dedrick Daughtridge, 35, of 1806 Beech Drive; and Jessica Jones, 30, of 704 Huffman Mill Road. All four are from Burlington.

They were charged with six counts each of breaking and entering, six counts each of larceny after breaking and entering, three counts each of attempted breaking and entering, and one count each of possession of burglary tools.

Daughtridge also received 30 days for a contempt charge.

The suspects were held on bond ranging from $60,000 to $70,000.



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