A Wake County man is accused of breaking into five homes and a business east and south of downtown over the past month and stealing more than $11,000 in money and property.
Police arrested Benjamin Douglas Uzzell, 46, of 11008 Old Stage Road on Tuesday afternoon.
In arrests warrants, they charged him with breaking into and entering four residences and a veterinary clinic between Sept. 30 and Monday. He also was charged with second-degree burglary for going into a residence in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard while people were there.
Breaking and entering charges cover incidents at unoccupied buildings. Burglary involves an occupied structure. Both are felonies.
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Police charged Uzzell with six counts of larceny after committing a felony.
Among the items taken were rings and a 60-inch television, the warrants stated.
The break-ins happened in the 500 block of Dennis Avenue, the 200 block of Plainview Avenue, the 500 block of North Bloodworth Street, the 600 block of east Edenton Street and the 600 block of North Person Street.
Uzzell also was charged with having three pipes like those used to smoke crack cocaine, police said.
A magistrate set Uzzell’s bail at $250,000.