Police thwart burglary in progress
An observant neighbor on W. Holly Hill Road alerted police at 10:11 p.m. Saturday, July 13, to a suspicious activity, a burglary in progress, at 1009 W. Holly Hill Road, said Thomasville Police Department.
The first officer to arrive on the scene found two suspects at the rear of the residence. The officer was able to take one suspect into custody as the other suspect fled on foot. The suspect taken into custody was found to be in possession of a pry bar and was wearing latex gloves.
According to a press release, the rear door had been forcibly opened and upon searching the residence, a third suspect was found hiding in a basement bathroom. He was taken into custody without further incident. He was wearing latex gloves.Police charged Luis Alfredo Barrera, 18, of Plaza Hollow Drive, Winston-Salem, and Luis Angel Rosado, 30, of Cannon St., Thomasville, with second degree burglary and possession of burglary tools.
Barrera received a $20,000 secured bond and Rosado received a $25,000 secured bond. Both were placed in the Davidson County Jail where their initial court date is set for Aug. 21.
Police are still trying to identify the suspect who got away. The homeowner was not at home during the time of incident. “These arrests were the culmination of a vigilant citizen who was looking out for a neighbor and the quick response of the officers,” said Detective Sgt. Brad Saintsing. This is an example of the citizens being the eyes and ears of law enforcement and reporting suspicious activity that prevented the loss of property.”