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Police: Breaking & entering suspect caught in the act

By Michael Hennessey
Published On: May 18 2014 08:34:39 AM CDT
Updated On: May 18 2014 08:54:09 AM CDT
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

Police say a New Bern man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a Greenville business.

Police say they received a call Saturday morning around 2:30, saying that someone had shattered a glass door at El Rancho, located at 2500 Charles Blvd.

They say multiple officers arrived on scene and quickly established a perimeter. 

They say the suspect, 36-year-old Christopher Smith, allegedly attempted to run out the back door, but after a short foot chase he was taken into custody. 

Police say Smith has been charged and is being held under a $100,000 bond.

Police officials say their detectives are looking into the possibility that Smith could be linked to other break-ins in the area. More charges are possible.