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Police: Breaking & entering isn’t all fun & games

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LANDIS, NC (WBTV) -

The following is a release from the Landis Police Department:

Angel Bare purchased a new X-Box video game system for her son, but it was stolen from
their N. Kimmons St. home in Landis before he even had a chance to play it. Bare said
her son's excitement to play the new system quickly turned to heartbreak Monday when
they returned home to find their house had been burglarized & the game system was
stolen.

Bare's home was one of five in the area burglarized during the past week. The break-ins
were concentrated in northwest section of Landis – 715 W Ryder Ave, 517 N Meriah St,
216 Everhart Ave, 316 N. Kimmons St, and 716 W Ryder Ave.

Investigators quickly identified Dustin Montgomery, as a suspect, and developed
information that he was staying with a friend, Ian Correll, at 714 W Ryder Ave.

After observing both Montgomery & Correll outside Correll's W. Ryder Ave home
yesterday, investigators arrested Correll on an outstanding unrelated warrant. During
that arrest, investigators found Montgomery, along with the Bare's stolen X-Box and
other stolen property inside Correll's residence. Investigators recovered property stolen
from each of the five victims, including a stolen handgun, a Sony PS3, a laptop, digital
camera, checks, and jewelry.

Correll told police that Montgomery was homeless, had been staying with him for about
a week.

Bare's son will be having fun playing games on his new X-Box, but it won't be all fun &
games for Montgomery; he is currently in the Rowan County jail under a $50,000 bond.

Montgomery is charged with five counts of felony breaking & entering, five counts of
felony larceny, one count of possession of a stolen firearm, and one count of possession of
a firearm by a convicted felon.

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