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Elizabeth City man charged following recent business burglaries

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Feb 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-09 15:56:48-05

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Elizabeth City Police arrest and charge man following recent break-ins at local businesses on February 9.

Officers say the responded to a call of suspicious activity around 12:18 a.m., at Andy's Pancakes located at 913 West Ehringhaus Street.

When officers arrived they noticed several broken windows of businesses in the area. Officers then heard a commotion inside Natories Barber Shop where they approached a suspect, according to officials.

Police say the suspect allegedly broke into other business such as, Lily Ink, Colonial Cleaners, Natories Barber Shop, and Estilistiletu Salon on February 8.

33-year-old Rocky Daryl Whitehurst was charged with four felony counts of breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny, and possession of burglary tools.

Whitehurts was taken to Albemarle District Jail where he received a $37,000 secured bond.

According to officials, Whitehurst has been previously charged with several crimes from 2003 to 2017. Whitehurst is also currently on probation for a previous conviction, police say.