Burglar makes off with musical loot
DURHAM – Someone broke into a house in the 3400 block of Old Chapel Hill Road and stole thousands of dollars worth of property, including guitars, electronics and a crossbow.
During the theft, which was reported to Durham police on Oct. 14, the burglar took a $1,500 Philips LED television, two Playstation 3 consoles worth $400, a $2,000 Apple MacBook computer, a $250 Barnet Jackal crossbow, assorted jewelry and a couple of tool boxes.
They also nabbed a Gibson guitar worth $450, an Epiphone guitar worth $250, a Rickenbacker guitar worth $500, a Washburn guitar worth $400 and a Fender guitar amplifier worth $350.
In other crime:
- A burglar kicked in the back door of a home on Salix Street in Chapel Hill on Monday before stealing computers, an Amazon Kindle and a couple of purses. Total value of the property stolen was reported to the Chapel Hill Police Department as $2,950.
- An LG flat panel television, an Apple Airport device and some clothing worth a total of $2,250 were stolen from a home on Ginkgo Trail in Chapel Hill. The theft, which happened sometime after 7 p.m. on Monday, was reported Tuesday morning to the Chapel Hill Police Department.
- Someone stole 14 iPad 2 tablets, each worth about $300, from Sylvan Learning Center on Highgate Drive in Durham. The theft was reported on Oct. 16. The computers hadn’t been recovered as of Wednesday, according to Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.
- On Oct. 15, a thief stole a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado from the 2200 block of Chapel Hill Road in Durham. Before the vehicle was recovered, the thief apparently drove to Wrightwood Park on Anderson Street and caused $1,000 damage to a chain link fence and $1,000 to the turf of the park’s baseball field. They also stole the vehicle’s $200 car stereo, according to a report.
- On Monday, someone broke into a home on Weybridge Place in Chapel Hill and stole a $900 MacBook Air computer, a $3,200 Omega Seamaster watch, a $10,000 necklace, a $400 tumbler, $700 in cash, $650 in American Express traveler’s checks, a passport, a $500 pearl necklace, earrings worth $400 and a safe. They caused $100 damage to the floor in the process, investigators reported.
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