Police arrested a 30-year-old man at his Raleigh home Saturday and charged him with stealing appliances and other materials from houses being built in the town, including stealing the same items twice from each of two houses.
Seven arrest warrants sworn out by investigators accused Olivin Mauricio Guillen of 3429 Dogwood Drive in Raleigh of seven counts of breaking and entering and seven counts if larceny.
The warrants allege that Guillen took built-in microwave ovens, dishwashers, a sink and other items that had been installed in the houses to prepare them for sale.
According to the charges, police believe Guillen went into two houses in the 5000 block of Massey Branch Drive two times, twice taking a cook top range and a vanity from one of them and a built-in microwave oven and a dishwasher from the other.
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Warrants stated that some of the thefts happened between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 and others between Sept. 5 and Sept. 8.
A magistrate set Guillen’s bail at $60,000, and U.S. immigration officials asked that he be held for 48 hours so they could check his immigration status from Honduras.
Guillen was to go before a judge Monday on the burglary and larceny accusations.