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Goldsboro police bust two stealing copper tubing

Posted September 8, 2008 12:56 p.m. EDT
Updated September 8, 2008 9:34 p.m. EDT

— Goldsboro police charged two men with larceny after catching them stealing copper tubing from a vacant house last Friday.

Police found Mario Applewhite, 24, of 802 Snowen Drive in Wilson, and Mike Green, 24, of 1114 Atlantic Ave. in Goldsboro, inside the home shortly after noon. Officers also found cut copper tubing and cutting tools in the home at the time.

According to police, the two men posed as potential renters to get access 1503 Catalpa St. from the property manager.

Each was charged with larceny and $350 worth of damage. Each was being held in the Wayne County jail on a $2,500 secured bond.