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Cary police nab suspects in string of thefts

Posted May 29, 2008 11:27 a.m. EDT
Updated May 29, 2008 5:55 p.m. EDT

— Police have arrested two men they say might be linked to more than three dozen cases of breaking and entering, burglary and armed robbery in Cary over the past two months.

Charles Robert Douglass III, 23, of 2223 Waterford Forest Circle, and Roy Askey, 18, of 119 Kindred Way, face a combined total of 19 charges in connection with as many as 38 larceny and breaking and entering cases, including two burglaries and one armed robbery that have occurred in Cary since April 3.

The cases are separate, and police said the two men do not know each other.

Douglass was arrested May 20 after a series of vehicle break-ins and thefts near Howland Avenue. They also connected him to two home burglaries near High House and Maynard roads.

Askey was arrested May 22 while trying to use a stolen credit card at an ATM on Southwest Cary Parkway.

After questioning him, police discovered he had numerous credit cards and gift cards not in his name.

Investigators found Nintendo gaming systems, 14 GPS systems, money, wallets and camping gear among other items at his home that linked him to a number of vehicle larcenies as well as an armed robbery at the Handee Hugo's on Southwest Cary Parkway.

Douglass, who was in the Wake County Jail Thursday under a $25,000 bond, faces five counts of felonious breaking and entering motor vehicle and two counts of second-degree burglary

Askey, in jail under a $230,000 bond, faces 10 counts of felonious breaking and entering motor vehicle and one count each of armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.