WPD: Witness who caught man breaking into car leads police to suspect


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police arrested a man who was caught breaking into a car in Wilmington last night after they say a witness followed the suspect to a nearby store while reporting the crime to dispatchers.

They say just after 10:30 p.m., a man called to report a larceny on S. 10th Street. Police say dispatchers told them the caller was following the suspect who had just broken into a car nearby. They say the caller continued following the man to the corner of 10th and Chestnut streets, where the suspect then walked into a store.

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That’s when police say officers showed up and found several items that had been stolen from inside the car on the suspect, Tracy L. Greene, 43. Police arrested Green, charging him with breaking and entering.