Man arrested in Cricket Wireless break-in

Man arrested in Cricket Wireless break-in

A Wilson man faces charges after police say he broke into a cellphone business Monday morning and stole merchandise.

Police responded to a 2:45 a.m. burglary alarm call at Cricket Wireless located at 2336 Forest Hills Road, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud. When officers arrived, they found that the business had been broken into.

Officers then created a perimeter in the area of where the business break-in occurred, Stroud said. Investigating officers found the suspect, identified as 20-year Adiel S. Piedra, at Westwood Park, Stroud said.

Officers also found the stolen property from the burglary in Piedra’s vehicle along with “suspected marijuana and a Xanax pill,” Stroud said.

Piedra is charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of a Schedule IV drug.

Piedra received a $20,000 secured bond.


Wilson police are still investigating a rash of burglaries that occurred at several cellphone businesses on March 17, including the same Cricket Wireless on Forest Hills Road. Other burglaries were reported the same day at Boost Mobile, 1301-N Ward Blvd., and Metro by T-Mobile on Forest Hills Road.

Police ask anyone with information regarding these cases to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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