Winston-Salem man accused of breaking into businesses 18 times

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man is accused of breaking into Winston-Salem businesses 18 times, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.

James Wesley Rawls, 46, of Winston-Salem, is charged with two counts of felony attempted breaking and entering, eight counts of felony breaking and entering and seven counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering.

Winston-Salem police have been investigating the break-ins since May 15 and linked all the crimes to Rawls.

Police say Rawls broke into the following businesses:

  • El Taino (520 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) (2 incidents)
  • New Yorker Pizza (1477 New Walkertown Rd.)
  • Forsyth Seafood (108 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) (3 incidents)
  • Pizza City (542 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)
  • Lu’s Chinese Restaurant (1479 New Walkertown Rd.) (2 incidents)
  • Walkertown Tobacco (1472 New Walkertown Rd.) (2 incidents)
  • OGB 1 Stop (2936 Old Greensboro Rd.) (3 incidents)
  • BP Gas Station (105 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)
  • K Beauty Supply (1491 New Walkertown Rd.)
  • La Perlita (1001 Waughtown St.) (2 incidents)

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