Greenville Break-in Suspect Connected To Three Other Break-Ins

Police have connected a man accused of breaking into a local grocery store earlier this week to three more business break-ins.

Christopher Smith, 36, of New Bern has already been charged with breaking into Super Mercado El Rancho on Charles Boulevard Sunday.

Greenville Police said he's also the person who smashed the front glass doors of and broke into Timeless Treasures and Bamboo Gardens Restaurant, both on Turnbury Lane, and Ichiban Express Japanese Restaurant on Arlington Boulevard, just across the street from WITN.

Smith was already being held at the Pitt County Detention Center on $100,000 bond, but was given an additional $30,000 bond for the new charges.

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A man police say broke into a local business is behind bars for the crime.

Greenville Police say that 36-year-old Christopher Smith of New Bern has been charged with felony habitual breaking & entering, breaking & entering, and larceny after breaking & entering.

Officials say that police received a call that a person had shattered the glass door at Super Mercado El Rancho at 2500 Charles Boulevard.

Police arrived on scene and established a perimeter.

Officials say Smith tried to run out the back door and after a short foot chase, was taken into custody.

Detectives are investigating the possibility that Smith could be linked to other B&E's in the area.

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