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Arrest made in Jo Jo's break-in

By John Joyce
Published in News on May 21, 2014 1:46 PM

Investigators with the Goldsboro Police Department have made an arrest in the break-in reported at Jo Jo's Tea and Coffee shop, a downtown restaurant burglarized Monday.

A bicycle stolen from another business nearby led police to the suspect.

Akim Rashin Atkinson, 17, 303 S. John St., is charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, two counts of possession of stolen goods and a single count of resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer.

Atkinson is being held in the Wayne County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond.

Investigators searching for a 1958 Schwinn bicycle stolen from the Model Barber Shop at 112 W. Walnut St. ended up in the 300 block of South John Street Tuesday, where they spotted a black male riding the stolen bike.

The suspect fled on foot as investigators gave chase.

The officers caught up with Atkinson and took him into custody. Much of the property stolen from both the barber and coffee shops has been recovered, according to the press release.