Four Fort Lauderdale, Fla., men, arrested after a car chase in Georgia, were brought to Wake County Wednesday night to face charges that they broke into four homes in Cary and Apex and stole more than $200,000 worth of jewelry and electronics.
The four are charged in break-ins that happened March 19 and 20, and they were named in arrest warrants that Apex and Cary police and the Wake County Sheriff’s Office obtained about a week later.
Cary police Capt. Randall Rhyne said Kevon Maurice Brown, Jason Bullard, Tevin Devonte Tolliver and Frank Jackson were captured about two weeks ago in Camden County, Ga., after authorities there chased a car that had been reported stolen.
Camden sheriff’s deputies found some of the property taken from homes in Wake County in the car, Rhyne said.
Brown, 19, Tolliver, 20, Jackson, 21, and Bullard, 19, were each charged with four counts of breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny, two counts of larceny after breaking in and four counts of conspiracy.
According to arrest warrants, the men took more than $25,000 worth of property from a home on Winter Hill Drive in Apex; $5,815 worth of goods from a house on Northwood Circle in Cary; $12,499 worth of property from a Cary house on Olde Tree Drive; and more than $50,000 worth of items from a Millens Bay Court home in Wake County near Apex.
Rhyne said detectives are still trying to figure out why the four houses were targeted.
All four men have addresses within blocks of each other in a neighborhood in northwest Fort Lauderdale. Tolliver and Jackson listed the same house.
Magistrates set bail at $120,000 each for Brown and Tolliver and $75,000 each for Jackson and Bullard.
The four were due for court appearances Thursday.