A 22-year-old man who was arrested last week in Raleigh on a car-theft charge now faces charges from Wake Forest police of breaking into or entering 25 cars on Feb. 3, stealing items from 15 of them and trying to get into three others.
Christopher Stephan Labrador, who has no permanent address, was charged Friday in a sheaf of warrants served while he was being held in the Wake County Detention Center on earlier charges.
Raleigh police had charged him Thursday with breaking into a building on Jan. 7 and stealing items and with stealing a car on Feb. 3.
The next day, Raleigh police added charges of possession of a stolen car and possession of stolen property.
The arrest led Wake Forest police to link Labrador to the more than two-dozen incidents that all happened on Feb. 3.
Labrador was being held without bail at the Wake County Detention Center because he also was charged with a parole violation.
Labrador was convicted in July 2013 of entering cars and stealing one the month before. He was given a suspended sentence and put on probation.
In October 2013, however, he was convicted of obstructing justice and his probation was revoked. He was in prison until last September, when he was released on six months’ parole.