An 18-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested early Tuesday near a Poole Road eatery that had been broken into, and police charged them with that and with break-ins or attempted break-ins at two other restaurants and two stores on New Bern Avenue.
Jonathan Tyrone Peace, 17, and Rayshawn Dontez Bennett, 18, were arrested about 6 a.m. near Jamaican Jerk Masters, according to arrest records.
Police charged that the pair, both from Raleigh, had taken a cash register and $131 in cash from the restaurant.
In arrest warrants, police also accused Peace and Bennett of an attempted break-in at Zacks Grocery Mart at 1617 New Bern Ave. earlier Tuesday, a June 27 break-in at Jack’s Seafood and Soul Food restaurant at 1516 New Bern Ave., a June 29 break-in and larceny of cigars and cigarettes from a store at 2008 New Bern Ave., and a June 29 attempted break-in at Church’s Chicken at 1401 New Bern Ave.
Bennett was held on $50,000 bail and Peace on $30,000.
Bennett was released from jail May 1 after serving four months when a two-year probation sentence was revoked.
Bennett had been convicted last October of a common-law robbery and a larceny. His probation was revoked in December when he was convicted of credit-card theft and misdemeanor larceny that happened two weeks after he was convicted in October.