The arrest of a North Carolina couple in Braintree may shed light on a number of area housebreaks, as well as several out of state burglaries.
36-year-old George Demetro of Wilkesboro, N.C, and 42-year-old Dina Miller of Boone, N.C. werearrested Thursday afternoon after they gained entry to a Burton Road home by saying they were there to inspect electrical wires. The 75-year-old homeowner then found Demetro found rifling through a bedroom. The pair fled in a black pickup truck and police pulled them over a short time later, and found that Miller’s two young sons, ages 9 and 10, were with them as well.
When police searched the truck they found a treasure trove of loot they believe was taken during house breaks, including over $60,000 in cash, numerous pieces of jewelry, rare and commemorative coins, collectibles, silver serving ware and numerous similar items.
Police said receipts also indicate that the couple traveled throughout the country and some of the victims may be from out of state. Police say they are still sorting through all the items.
The duo are facing charges of daytime entry by false pretenses and receiving stolen property over $250. The two children were turned over to the Department of Children and Families.