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Carrboro man suspected in 14 break-ins

Posted August 4, 2011 8:36 a.m. EDT

— Carrboro police said Wednesday that they suspect that a 22-year-old man committed as many as 14 residential break-ins in the town, Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lydriquez Jamel Blount, of 404 Jones Ferry Road, Apt. D-18, faces four counts of felony breaking and entering and felony larceny. Police said they expect to file more charges against him.

Blount was arrested at a checkpoint on June 24 after police discovered he had outstanding warrants from Durham and Beaufort counties for pawning stolen items. Police said his fingerprints and other evidence pinpointed him as a suspect in the break-ins.

Officers also said they recovered stolen property from 14 break-ins from Blount's apartment and returned much of it to owners who had recorded the items' serial numbers.

Blount was being held at the Orange County jail Wednesday under a $25,000 bond.