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Alleged Thief On N.C. State Campus Caught By Authorities

Posted February 28, 2006 8:23 a.m. EST

— A suspected thief who allegedly targeted the N.C. State campus was caught by authorities early Tuesday evening.

According to N.C. State campus police, 19-year-old Noah Daniel Kimbrell was arrested off Avent Ferry Road and charged with the theft of textbooks from Carmichael Gymnasium on Feb. 22. On Monday morning, an employee with a local bookstore phoned police after Kimbrell allegedly attempted to sell stolen textbooks.

Later on Monday, reports came into police involving thefts at Turlington Residence Hall. Police said that descriptions of the alleged perpetrator matched that of Kimbrell.

Kimbrell has been arrested several times in Wake County, and was convicted of felony breaking and entering and felony larceny last year.

Police said Kimbrell allegedly gained entry into the residence hall and then proceeded to knock on doors. If he got an answer, he asked for the time. If he didn't get an answer, he tried the doorknob and would enter the room if the door was unlocked, taking items of value, including textbooks.