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10 Teens Suspected in Johnston County Break-Ins

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SMITHFIELD — Ten teen-agers suspected in a wave of break-insin Johnston County this fall have been arrested.

Sheriff's deputies rounded up the ten in recent weeks. Five arefrom the Princeton area, and five are from the Clayton ara.

Sheriff Freddy Narron said burglaries and larcenies are downalready since the arrests.

He said investigators believe the ten were responsible for about20 percent of the burglaries, break-ins and other larcenies thathave occurred since this fall.

Narron believes the Clayton teens stole to get cash for drugs,but the Princeton-area teens may have been motivated by boredom.

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