Suspects arrested in Ivor lawnmower burglary
Published 9:53 am Friday, September 19, 2014
IVOR—Southampton County Sheriff’s Office detectives have identified two suspects in connection with the Aug. 10 burglary at Crawford’s Small Engine and Equipment on Route 460 in Ivor. Both suspects have been arrested, said Camden Cobb, public information officer.
Christopher Funai, 39, of Chesapeake, was arrested on Aug. 28. He is charged with conspiracy to break and enter, conspiracy to commit larceny, seven counts of grand larceny and seven counts of larceny with intent to sell.
Herbert Worrell III, 36, of Chesapeake, was arrested on Sept. 17. He is charged with conspiracy to break and enter, conspiracy to commit grand larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny with the intent to sell.
The two suspects are accused of taking part in a burglary where seven zero-turn Husqvarna lawnmowers were taken from the equipment store. Entry was made through a chain-link fence surrounding the building. The lawnmowers were driven a short distance down Rt. 460, where they were loaded into a trailer.
Multiple jurisdictions were involved in the effort to identify and arrest these individuals.
The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the citizens that called in with tips and information related to this burglary.
“Your assistance is always helpful and appreciated,” Cobb said.