Good ol’ fashioned police work, great information from victims and law enforcement networking has two Wake Forest men behind bars suspected not only in a series of car break-ins in Clayton, but across the Triangle.
On Monday, officers were called to the Amelia Village Apartments, off Amelia Church Road, after valuables were stolen from seven different vehicles. Every single one of the cars were left unlocked.
Thanks to the victims quickly sharing detailed information about their stolen valuables and Clayton officers reaching out to area law enforcement – just shortly after the break-ins were reported – the stolen valuables were located at a Wake Forest pawn shop where two suspects were in the processing of trying to sell the items. Thanks to the help of the Wake Forest Police Department, the two suspects were immediately taken into custody.
23-year-old Glenn Moody Jr., of Spring Street in Wake Forest, and 20-year-old Christopher Laron Davis, of Jonesville Road in Wake Forest, now face charges by the Clayton Police Department, Wake Forest Police Department, and Wake County Sheriff’s Office for breaking and entering vehicles in Clayton and southeastern Wake County.
The Clayton Police Department charged each suspect with 7 counts each of felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny from a motor vehicle, and conspiracy to commit a breaking and entering.
They’re each held in the Wake County Jail under a $137,000 secured bond.
Police remind Clayton residents that no matter how safe you think your neighborhood is please lock your vehicle doors and take anything of value out of the car that’s in plain sight – even if your car is right in the driveway. If you see anything suspicious or out of the ordinary, do not hesitate to call 911 and relay as much information as you can.
Nationwide, the chances of recovering stolen items like those in this case are slim to none. Thieves can easily pawn items and disappear. It’s a great idea for everyone to take pictures, record the serial number, and even scan a copies of receipts for valuables to help police if you ever have to report anything stolen.