07/17/14 — Thief confesses to city tool thefts

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Thief confesses to city tool thefts

By John Joyce
Published in News on July 17, 2014 1:46 PM

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office contacted the Goldsboro Police Department Wednesday to alert investigators of a suspect's confession that he was part of a burglary ring that hit several city targets, too.

Christopher Andrew Tyndall was already in custody on other charges when he admitted to the other crimes.

The Sheriff's Office arrested Tyndall, 22, of Bugshop Road in Princeton on July 11, along with two others.

Tyndall, Ashley Renee Briggs, 24, and Jeremy Allen Briggs, 22, both of Goldsboro, are allegedly responsible for a series of break-ins and thefts of tools and vehicle parts both in Wayne County and in the city of Goldsboro.

Each was placed in the Wayne County Jail on charges ranging from larceny to possession of stolen goods and obtaining property by false pretense.

Mrs. Briggs bond was set at $5,000 secured, while Tyndall and Briggs' bonds were set at $9,000 and $12,000, respectively.

Sheriff's investigators called police detectives Wednesday to say Tyndall had confessed to a break-in in the Pinewood area.

According to the police report, detectives searched the area and located a home broken into at 2015 N. Berkeley Blvd. A storage building was discovered to have been forced open and a crawl space door on the main residence was damaged, according to the report. Copper might have been removed from inside the home. Tools were strewn about the yard, the report said.

In speaking again with the Sheriff's Office, police detectives confirmed the address was one Tyndall confessed breaking into.

No charges were listed on the report. The investigation is ongoing.