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Man arrested in connection to 17 burglaries

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

A Greenville man has been arrested in connection with 17 burglaries in the past two months.

Yachtrez Wood, 29, was arrested on August 23 for breaking in to one Greenville business, and has now been arrested and charged for breaking in to 16 additional businesses.

Detectives from the Greenville Police Department Property Crimes Unit arrested Wood and charged him with burglarizing seventeen area businesses over the past two months.

In most cases, Police believe Wood used a concrete block or brick to smash out a window and gain entry. He sometimes pried open a rear door.  Police say once inside the business, he took cash and other valuables.

Detectives used a combination of physical evidence recovered at some crime scenes, along with surveillance footage, and public safety cameras, as well as physical surveillance, to identify and track Wood.  Police believe on several occasions he broke in to as many as three and four businesses in one night.

Yachtrez  Wood has arrests dating back to 2004 for drug offenses, robbery, burglary, and auto theft.

Wood was arrested on September 4 without incident.  Since that time, he was charged with the additional burglaries.  The investigations continue, and additional charges and arrests may take place.

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