RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – The Wake County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that three suspects have been arrested in dozens of burglaries in northern Wake County.
The burglaries took place in late May and into June. The sheriff’s office received more than 40 calls regarding people getting into the victims’ cars and opening their garage doors.
Luxury vehicles such as a BMW and a Ferrari, computers, weapons and other personal items were stolen.
MPs said other jurisdictions had also reported the same type of crimes, with suspects stealing cars and guns and entering garage doors.
The suspects were spotted on two occasions in what appeared to be stolen neighborhood vehicles, and officers chased the vehicles.
The stolen cars were found the next day and left either in an apartment complex in downtown Durham or in a house under construction with the engines running.
Investigators arrested Isaac Joshua Munoz, 20, Keshaun Christopher Byrd, 20, and Nelson Gomez Perez, 19, a press release said.
The suspects were charged with 67 counts of burglary and motor vehicle entry, 17 counts of burglary, nine counts of firearms theft, eight counts of motor vehicle theft, four counts of criminal damage and one count of theft of ammunition.
During the arrests, sheriffs also discovered a teenage woman with the suspects who is reported missing in Pennsylvania. Wake County Child Protective Services and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating.
Munoz is being held on a $2 million bond, Byrd on a $300,000 bond and Perez is currently being held in the Chatham County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Twelve Wake County investigators have been assigned to the case, along with the Technical Operations Division, which includes the Criminal Analysis and Apprehension Team, Drugs & Vice, the Tactical Response Team and the Crash Reduction Unit.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected.
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