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Open-house burglary suspect arrested

Posted March 4, 2012 12:54 p.m. EST
Updated March 6, 2012 9:52 a.m. EST

Peter Schieffelin Nyberg

— A Durham man faces charges that he stole jewelry from five homes in Cary and Apex during open houses hosted by real estate agents.

Peter Schieffelin Nyberg, 47, of Montrose Drive in Durham, was arrested Friday by Cary police on two counts of felony larceny and served by Apex police with warrants for three counts of felony larceny.

Police said that more than $25,000 worth of jewelry and silverware was stolen from homes in Apex's Scotts Mill and Walden Creek subdivisions and around High House Road and Davis Drive in Cary between Feb. 11 and Feb. 26.

Nyberg was placed in the Wake County jail.

He was convicted in November of failing to pay or file a return for state income taxes, according to state Department of Correction records. He was given 15 months' probation.