RALEIGH — Police have charged a man from Zebulon with stealing eight televisions from Target stores in Wake Forest and Raleigh over the course of three days by taking them out employee emergency exits.
Vincent Edward Ardizzone, 21, of 3700 Cassaro Lane, was arrested by Raleigh police on Monday at the state probation office on South Salisbury Street, according to an arrest report.
State prison records show he had been put on probation after being given a suspended sentence Dec. 17 for misdemeanor larceny. Ardizzone has now been charged with three counts of larceny from a merchant, a felony.
Wake Forest police say Ardizzone went to the Target store at 12000 Retail Drive in Wake Forest on Jan. 7 and used the emergency exit to take out two Samsung televisions valued at a total of $760, then went back to the same store the next day and took two Element televisions worth $500.
On Jan. 10, Raleigh police charged, Ardizzone went to the Target at 7900 Old Wake Forest Road and went out an emergency exit with four LCD televisions worth $1,000.
Ardizzone’s bail was set at $100,000.