A man was arrested Monday night on charges that he broke into a North Raleigh home and an apartment last week and stole $20,000 worth of jewelry and electronics and then pawned some of them.
Police had obtained an arrest warrant earlier Monday for David Kirkman Turner, 24, of 812 Autumn Court in Raleigh and Raleigh detectives and Cary police arrested him about 10 p.m. after tracking him to a house on Surrey Court in the town, they said.
Turner was accused of breaking into or entering a house on Northclift Drive on April 21 and taking $20,000 worth of jewelry.
A second warrant accused Turner of breaking into a Bridle Ridge Lane apartment the day before and taking about $1,500 worth of electronics. The apartment is about a mile from the house.
Other warrants accused Turner of pawning stolen property on April 20, 21 and 22 at various National Pawn locations.
Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said the house break-in “appeared to have been happenstance” rather than a targeted crime.
Police determined that the burglar had slipped into a side door of the home about 5:15 p.m., Sughrue said.
Turner also was wanted on warrants charging he had skipped two court dates on earlier charges.
A magistrate set his bail at $77,000, and Turner was held for a Tuesday court appearance.