Police say three men each face 27 counts of breaking and entering and other related charges for their roles in a string of car break-ins last month.
On Sept. 6, residents in the Riverwood Athletic Club subdivision reported at least 14 car break-ins throughout the neighborhood of about 1,800 residents. Clayton Police Chief R.W. Bridges said he believes the three men went from house to house in Riverwood, targeting unlocked cars and taking GPS devices, credit cards and loose change.
Bridges said his department used information obtained from other break-ins and a police chase in Franklin County to connect the three men to the Clayton incidents.
Christian Alston, 18, of Cary, Dyvante Alexander McKnight, 21, of Raleigh and Anthony Gray Jr., 17, of Raleigh will each be charged with 23 counts of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, one count of felony larceny of a motor vehicle and three counts of misdemeanor larceny.
Bridges said the three men also are linked to break-ins in other counties, adding that his department worked with the Johnston, Wake and Franklin county sheriff’s offices and the Raleigh Police Department.
Alston already faces 19 counts of larceny and other charges in Wake County. He’s being held at the Wake County jail. McKnight and Gray are being held on similar charges at the Franklin County jail.