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Two sought in string of area burglaries / July 24, 2013
Authorities in Virginia and North Carolina are searching for two African-American males — a father and son — who are wanted for questioning in connection with several burglaries in the area.

The men, Robert Ray Davis, 41 and his son, Robert Ray Davis II, 22, are suspected of breaking into homes and committing larcenies in Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties, as well as Caswell and Vance counties in North Carolina. According to Brunswick County Sheriff Brian Roberts, “It’s likely more charges will follow in other localities as well.”

Roberts said there were seven residences allegedly targeted by the suspects between May 21 and June 21, during which time larcenies occurred. There could be an additional three break-ins in Brunswick County linked to the Davises.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins said Robert Ray Davis, the father, is wanted in Mecklenburg County for burglary, grand larceny, and felony larceny with intent to sell stolen items. His office is investigating other similar offenses in the county to see if the two can be linked to those crimes.

Police believe the father-son team randomly targeted houses — taking money, jewelry, guns, and various other items — during the day while the homeowners were at work.

Roberts called the investigation a collaborative effort with law enforcement agencies and communities across Virginia and North Carolina working to identify the suspects and gather enough evidence to bring them to justice. “The suspects are on the run now but we will hopefully find them soon. I appreciate all of the information that we received from our residents, they were very vigilant in letting us know what they have seen and heard.”

He added that he “would like to thank the community for its steadfast resolve provided to our office during the investigation.”

Anyone with information about either suspect is asked to contact the Brunswick Sheriff Office Dispatch Center at 434-848-3133, Brunswick Crime Solvers at 434-848-2336 or the sheriff’s website

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