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Suspect in Clayton bank break-ins arrested

Posted March 28, 2012 11:57 a.m. EDT

— Police said Wednesday that a man wanted in connection with smash-and-grab burglaries at two Clayton banks last month has been apprehended.

Tyrone Michael Brinkley, 43, of 471 Slate Top Road in Clayton, was arrested in Durham and faces two counts of felony breaking and entering and one count each of larceny and attempted larceny. He was being held in the Durham County jail under a $65,000 bond.

The doors of the KS Bank at 11591 U.S. Highway 70 Business and the Wells Fargo bank at 1405 Executive Drive were smashed in during the overnight hours of Feb. 16-17, police said. Security videos showed a man entering the two banks through the shattered doors and rummaging around for whatever could be stolen quickly.

Several hundred dollars in rolled coins was taken from the KS Bank, police said.