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Surf City police ask for public help identifying suspect in multiple break-ins

The break-ins occurred in late January. One suspect has been arrested but police are still searching for a second man.

Police are attempting to identify the white male suspect in these security photos; the man is wanted in connection with several break-ins in Surf City. (Port City Daily photo / Surf City Police Department)
Police are attempting to identify the white male suspect in these security photos; the man is wanted in connection with several break-ins in Surf City. (Port City Daily photo / Surf City Police Department)

SURF CITY — Authorities are asking for the public help identifying a suspect in several break-ins committed last month.

According to the Surf City Police Department, “On the morning of January 20, 2019, several vehicles were broken into in the area of South Shore Drive in Surf City. Two suspects, caught on a home security camera, entered four vehicles and stole items within. Two handguns were stolen during the crimes and one vehicle was stolen. The stolen vehicle was recovered within hours in Wilmington by [the Wilmington Police Department].”

The man driving the stolen vehicle was Titus Singleton, 38, of Wilmington. Police were able to identify him as one of two suspects in a home security video (Singleton appears in the bottom left on the photo montage above).

Singleton was charged with the following offenses:

  • Four Counts Breaking/Entering a Motor Vehicle
  • Three Counts of Larceny
  • Two Counts of Larceny of a Firearm
  • One count of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle

Singleton remains in jail under a $25,000 secured bond.

The Surf City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the white male, believed to be approximately 30 years old; he is described as being 6 feet tall with a thin build and short hair.

If you know who this individual is please contact the Surf City Police Department at 910-328-7711 or email Detective Sergeant J. Hartsfield at jhartsfield@surfcitypolice.com.

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