Woman, 24, charged with Raleigh break-ins, theft of two pistols

From staff reportsJuly 25, 2013 

— A 24-year-old woman who told police she is a self-employed tattoo artist was arrested Wednesday by Raleigh police, who accused her of breaking into several homes and of stealing a television, various valuables and two handguns.

In arrest warrants, police charged Leticia Estelle Johnson of 121 Smith Rock Drive in Holly Springs with five counts of felony breaking and entering, one count of attempted breaking and entering, three counts of larceny and two counts of larceny of a firearm.

The break-ins happened on May 24, June 12 and 28 and July 20, police said.

The guns – .40-caliber and .45-caliber semiautomatic pistols – were taken from one residence on July 20, they said.

An arrest report says police stopped Johnson on Pierce Olive Road, off Optimist Farm Road.

She was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail for a court appearance Thursday.

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