Raleigh Police Want Owners To Identify Stolen Auto Equipment
Posted October 1, 2002 3:59 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh police need your help in identifying equipment that was stolen from cars in the area.
Detectives broke the theft operation when they found a cache of stolen items in a bedroom on Fox Ridge Manor Road.
Police recovered 18 high-end car stereos as well as amplifiers, CD players, speakers and radio faceplates.
"The thieves really like to get those. They usually, normally, do not mess with the factory-installed units," said Det. R.A. McLeon, of the Raleigh Police Department.
Police want the owners to identify the recovered items. Officers say the electronics were stolen during the past couple of months. There is even a blue and white spoiler, probably from a small foreign car.
Police have arrested Jaime Bernal, and they are looking for a second suspect. The combined value of all the loot is estimated to be in the thousands of dollars.
Police warn people who buy expensive radios and CD players to keep model and serial numbers because thefts from cars are on the rise, especially from cars broken down on the Beltline and interstates.
If you believe some of the equipment belongs to you, you should contact the Raleigh Police Department at