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Washington Police make arrests in connection with motor vehicle break-ins

Two individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with several motor vehicle break-ins that occurred on Jan. 9, 2021. 

Washington Police Department officers responded to the Northgate neighborhood in response to reports of multiple motor vehicle break-ins that had occurred during the preceding night and early morning of Jan. 9. Upon arrival, officers identified several vehicles had been broken into throughout the neighborhood. During this incident, at least two firearms were stolen out of the victims’ vehicles. 

During the subsequent investigation, suspects from Pitt County were developed and have been charged with these crimes. These charges are the result of a collaborative effort between the Washington Police Department and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. 

The offenders are Tyquavious Cummings, a 19 year old from Johnson Mill Road in Greenville, who is charged with 20 counts of breaking and/or entering a motor vehicle and two counts of larceny of a firearm, and Shaquille Pittman, a 20 year old from Danielle Drive in Greenville, who is charged with 20 counts of breaking and/or entering a motor vehicle and two counts of larceny of a firearm. Cummings’ bond is set at $500,000 and Pittman’s bond is set at $200,000.

The Washington Police Department would like to remind everyone to lock their vehicle and remove valuables to ensure that crimes like these do not continually happen in our community.