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Cary Police Want To Return Burglar's Loot

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CARY, N.C. — Cary detectives hope you can help them return a burglar's loot.

Detectives said Phillip Aikens stole dozens of valuables valued at more than $50,000 from at least 30 homes, businesses, and cars since January 2006. The crimes took place within two miles south of the intersection of

Kildaire Farm Road and SW Maynard Road

in Cary.

Aikens, 25, was arrested on Sunday.

Police confiscated the following items after Aikens' arrest:

  • One Dell Latitude LM laptop computer with Windows 95
  • One Artograph projector, Model AG100
  • Four framed prints
  • One black Kathy Ireland handbag
  • One small purse containing a change purse with a business card for "Stepping Stones Pediatrics"
  • One black Danbury desk clock
  • Four unopened Que Malaika compact discs
  • Two Cobra walkie-talkies
  • One Nokia cell phone, Model 252C
  • One Dell rechargeable Li-ion battery module, Type 66Whr
  • One gold Seiko watch with dark blue watch face
  • One silver Swiss Hunter watch
  • One gold pendant reading "Wife - United States Navy"
  • Assorted jewelry items
  • Assorted power cords for computers and cell phones
  • Anyone who believes they may be owner of any of the above property should contact Detective Jim Young at



    Police also found the several items that have returned to their rightful owners, including laptop computers, jewelry, various types of electronic gadgets and several forms of personal identificaton.

    "Taking someone's personal belongings is terrible, and we hope that returning the property will bring closure to the victims," said Cary police Capt. David Wulff.

    Aikens is currently being held in the Wake County Public Safety Center on a $68,000 bond. He has been charged with felonious breaking and entering, felonious entering a motor vehicle, and felonious larceny. Police said other charges are pending.

    Cary CrimeStoppers will pay up to $2,500 for information related to crimes. If you have information, contact Crime Stoppers at



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