Thefts of crab legs from one seafood market – four times this year – have been blamed on a man whom Raleigh police arrested early Friday and who told authorities he worked at another seafood seller.
Arrest warrants charged Artiss Marquetter Barbour, 50, who lives on Calloway Drive, with four counts of breaking and entering and four counts of felony larceny in the thefts from Capital Seafood at 676 Maywood Ave., near the State Farmers Market.
When being booked into jail, Barbour told authorities his employer was Earp’s Seafoods on South Saunders Street. A manager there said the business had given Barbour some part-time work a few weeks ago, but said he was not a regular employee.
They accused Barbour of stealing four boxes of crab legs on Jan. 8, 24 and 26 and Friday as well as money on the January dates, tuna and a box of shrimp on Jan. 26, and a bag of crab legs on Friday.
Police arrested Barbour about 3 a.m. at a house on Gregg Street, acting on arrest warrants obtained by Detective D.W. Bacon
Barbor was held on $40,000 bail and scheduled for a Friday court appearance.