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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police arrested a man who they say was caught carrying a tire iron, trying to break into several vehicles early this morning.

Around 2:30 a.m., officers say they got a call about someone walking around the area of 4th and Orange streets pulling on car door handles. Police say an officer patrolling nearby soon spotted a man walking down 8th Street with a backpack.

That’s when they say the man, Justin Loeser, noticed police, and then threw a tire iron under a car. Loeser is charged with possession of burglary tools and attempted breaking and entering.


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