Raleigh police charge man with 13 roof-top break-ins at businesses

From staff reportsFebruary 26, 2013 

Donald Regimond Ellison Jr.

— Police have charged a man with breaking through roofs and stealing cash or safes from 13 businesses between last July and earlier this month.

In arrest warrants, Donald Regimond Ellison Jr., 20, of 1112 Deep River Court in unincorporated Wake County is charged with 13 counts of breaking and entering, 13 counts of larceny after breaking in and three counts of safecracking because safes were taken from the businesses.

Most of the larcenies involved the theft of cash, with amounts ranging from $180 to $9,000, the warrants said.

Two of the charges involved break-ins at the same business, El Mandado Supermarket at 4020 Capital Boulevard.

The business was broken into the first time on Aug. 8, when cash was taken, and again on Sept. 12, when a safe was taken.

Six of the 13 cases involved were at Capital Boulevard businesses, police said.

The warrants said that the string began July 7 and the most-recent break-in was Feb. 14.

In one case, the theft of which Ellison is accused was a wall-mounted vending machine in an apartment complex, the warrants said.

Ellison’s bail was set at $260,000 on all the charges.

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