Police in Wilson Borough say they have their man, just a day after telling residents to lock up after a string a of burglaries they think are connected.
A suspect wanted in connection with the rash of robberies is in custody, and police expect to file charges Friday afternoon, officials say. There is no word on the suspects name until charges are officially filed.
Four new robberies- or attempted robberies- had been reported to Police since Tuesday, officials say.
Two businesses in the 1600 block of Washington St, Fresh Salon and Scheirer's Carpets, both reported that the businesses showed signs of an attempted forced entry that occurred between June 9 and Tuesday, officials say. In both cases damage was done to windows or screen doors in an attempt to get inside. Nothing was taken in either case, police say.
Around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday a home in the 1900 block of Northampton St. was robbed, police say. A resident of the home, a 38-year-old woman, reports that she discovered the burglar in the house and screamed, forcing him to take off, police say. The robber got off with nearly $500 worth of items from the woman's purse. Police say the burglar is described as a black man, around 5'8" tall, wearing a black hoodie and carrying a backpack.
Later that morning, police responded to another attempted robbery in the 200 block of Ferry St. Around 5:15 a.m. a resident at the home reported someone tried to force open the homes front door, but was scared off by a barking dog, police say.