WakeMed police Monday accused a 33-year-old man of going into a hospital patient’s sixth-floor room and stealing nearly $900 in cash.
Investigators have charged Teman Tavoi McNeil of 2246 Fox Ridge Manor Road with one count each of felony breaking and entering, felony larceny and misdemeanor second-degree trespassing, according to an arrest warrant filed at the Wake County Magistrate’s Office.
The offenses took place on June 26, in Room 6A on the WakeMed campus at 3000 New Bern Ave., according to the arrest warrant. Police obtained a warrant for McNeil’s arrest on Thursday.
Police have accused McNeil of walking into the room of a Louisburg woman and taking $896 in cash, her cellphone and a wallet that contained her driver’s license and debit and credit cards, according to the arrest warrant.
McNeil has a history of misdemeanor larcenies, resisting arrest and at least one conviction for obtaining property by false pretense. He also has previous convictions for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, assault on a female and drug violations, according to records filed at the Wake magistrate.
McNeil remained in the Wake County jail Monday where he was placed under $3,000 bail. If he is released, he was ordered to not appear on the WakeMed campus without first checking with security or law enforcement in the building, according to the arrest warrant.