Police arrest three in separate burglaries

Published 11:32 pm Friday, April 1, 2011

Suffolk Police have charged three people with several burglaries in Suffolk, and are seeking an accomplice in one of the thefts.


Police charged the suspects, all in their teens and 20s, with burglaries throughout the city. In one burglary, they are seeking a second person caught on video walking out with a safe.

Police arrested Jamil A. Cobbs, 19, of Portsmouth, and charged him with the March 22 burglary of a residence in the 6000 block of Camellia Drive. In that incident, Cobbs and a second man allegedly were caught on video cameras forcing their way into a house and removing a safe, city spokeswoman Debbie George said. Police say the two men took a safe from a closet in the home, and the other man took off his orange jacket and used it to cover the safe as Cobbs allegedly carried it outside.

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Cobbs is charged with one count of burglary and one count of grand larceny. The second subject police are seeking is a black male.

Police also have charged Charles J. Cary, 21, of Franklin, with two residential burglaries — one on March 21 in the 100 block of Poplar Grove Crescent and one on March 28 in the 200 block of Abingdon Circle. He also is charged with several burglaries in Franklin.

In addition, police have arrested Felicia A. Thomas, 25, and charged her with a Jan. 25 burglary in the 400 block of Sycamore Street.


There have been 52 burglaries in the city since Feb. 1, George said. The burglaries are usually committed during the daytime hours, when homeowners are at work. The thieves appear to be targeting flat-screen televisions and jewelry.

Police received a report of a suspicious silver or gray Dodge Charger in the area of one of the burglaries, George added.

Anyone who has information on any of the burglaries is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.