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Man found guilty of open-house thefts

Posted May 16, 2014 4:43 p.m. EDT

Peter Schieffelin Nyberg

— A Durham man was convicted Friday of stealing jewelry from homes in Cary and Apex during real estate open houses.

Jurors found Peter Schieffelin Nyberg, 49, of 155 Montrose Drive, guilty on seven counts of felony larceny. His sentencing is set for Monday.

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.