Police Arrest Coin Suspects After Caught On Tape
From Staff And Wire Reports
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
RALEIGH - According to the Raleigh Police Department, suspects accused of stealing coins from several laundry machines have been charged with 44 felony counts after their efforts were finally caught on tape.
Police say that from December 6th through February 28th, their department received 26 reports involving cash being taken from coin operated laundry machines that were broken into at apartment complexes.
According to the department, 22 of the break-ins occurred in north Raleigh, with seventeen of those instances in an arc above the Beltline between Glenwood Avenue and Louisburg Road.
At five of the apartment complexes, the break-ins took place on more than one occasion, say police. One apartment complex installed surveillance cameras, which took photos of three men, who were later arrested as suspects in the cases.
Raleigh Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the cases. Frank Chafic Suncin, age 29, and Kelvin Daniel Velasquez, age 16,
were taken into custody Saturday.
Each suspect was charged with 22 felony counts of breaking and entering and 22 counts of felony larceny.
According to Jim Sughrue of the Raleigh Police Department, the investigation of the cases is continuing and anyone with information that might assist the investigation should call (919) 890-3555. ::