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Two North Carolina men have been arrested in Guilford County, N.C., and are charged in connection with a burglary and larceny at the US Cellular Store located in the Walmart shopping center in Galax.
According to a police report, Galax Officer Anne Toney responded to a burglar alarm at the store on April 3 and discovered that the business had been broken into. The owners reported that cell phones valued at more than $10,000 had been taken.
Toney was able to identify one of the suspects by working with Mount Airy, N.C., police who were investigating a similar incident. The investigation resulted in linking the suspect to similar burglaries in numerous Virginia counties and several locations in North Carolina.
The investigation involved the Galax Police Department, the Mount Airy and Greensboro police departments in North Carolina and the Guilford County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Department.
The suspects were arrested by the Guilford Sheriffs Department on June 17.
Antwon B. Richardson, 24, of Greensboro and Daniel L. Nelson, Greensboro, N.C. are charged with being fugitives from justice and are being held in the Guilford County Jail.
They also face charges from several North Carolina jurisdictions. The pair will be extradited back to Virginia in the future to face Virginia charges.
They are both charged with burglary, grand larceny and destruction of property in connection with the April 3 offense that occurred in Galax.
Toney was assisted by Sgt. Shawny Jones in the investigation.