Police arrest Lumberton man in string of burglaries

Police arrest Lumberton man in string of burglaries

LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – A Lumberton man was arrested after breaking and entering into homes in Lumberton on Tuesday, August 9 and Friday, August 12, according to Captain Terry W. Parker with the Lumberton Police Department.

Yasten Boblee Baptiste, 20, of Lumberton broke into one woman's home and robbed her at knife point on August 9.  He took several items of jewelry and electronics, a LPD press release states. On that same day he also broke into a man's home and took several checks.

Three days later on Friday, August 12, Baptiste robbed a man at gun point. He took the man to Fayetteville where he released him safely and kept his vehicle.

Baptiste was then taken into custody in Wake County for driving the stolen vehicle, according to the release.

Baptiste was charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of 2nd degree kidnapping, one count of breaking and entering and larceny, felony larceny, 1st degree burglary, possession of stolen motor vehicle, and an outstanding order for arrest for unrelated charges.

The suspect's bond was set at $256,000 and he is being held at the Robeson County Detention Center.

This investigation continues and anyone with additional information may contact Detective David Williford at the Lumberton Police Department at 910-671-3845.

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