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Cary arrests pair in one burglary spree, investigates another

Posted January 17, 2013 3:19 p.m. EST
Updated January 17, 2013 4:35 p.m. EST

— Two Cary men were arrested early Thursday in connection with a string of commercial burglaries in western Wake County, Cary police said.

Thirty-four businesses in Cary, Apex and Morrisville have been broken into over the past month, police said. In each case, entry was made at the business’ rear door. Cash has been the primary target during the break-ins, and no injuries have been reported.

Police followed a suspicious car from Cary into Raleigh at about 2 a.m., and the car slammed into the side of the patrol car during the chase. No injuries were reported.

After the crash, Brian Dylan Johnson, 27, of Canyon Run, and Nicolas Robert Losito, 23, of Pinetuck Court, were arrested. Each is charged with two counts of breaking or entering with intent to commit felony larceny, one count of felony conspiracy and one count of possession of burglary tools.

Johnson also was charged with four counts of breaking and entering, while Losito was charged with three counts of breaking and entering. Both were being held in the Wake County jail.

Meanwhile, police said they are trying to identify a man involved in several "smash-and-grab" break-ins where a rock is thrown through a business' front door to gain access.

Twelve such burglaries have been reported in Cary, Apex and Morrisville since Jan. 2. Cash as been the primary target, and no injuries have been reported.

Anyone with information about the latest string of burglaries is asked to call the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746.