NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – After a two-month investigation into several burglaries in the Meadowbrook and Gordon Woods neighborhoods, New Hanover County sheriff's detectives have made an arrest.
Landrick Robert-Jermal Seales, 20, was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony first degree burglary, felony obtaining property by false pretense, and felony identity theft.
The suspect in these cases was stealing personal and banking information from the residences in order to make fraudulent purchases online for electronic equipment and musical instruments, according to Sgt. J.J. Brewer with the sheriff's office.
Seales was also reportedly applying for credit in the victims' names. As of Wednesday morning, Seales was being held in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $50,000 secured bond.