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Arrest linked to around 50 vehicle break-ins

Omar Hushrieff Baker Jr.

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man linked to around 50 vehicle break-ins throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

Investigators have been looking into a string of automobile break-ins primarily in the western part of Forsyth County, including Clemmons, Pfafftown, Lewisville, as well as in various locations throughout Winston-Salem.

Omar Hushrieff Baker Jr, 18, of Winston-Salem, has been arrested and initially charged with eight counts of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle; four counts of felony larceny; and one count of misdemeanor larceny. The investigation is on-going and more charges will be forthcoming. Baker is currently in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. His court date is set for July 16.

Anyone with information related to this investigation should call the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at 336-727-2112 or may contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 336-727-2800 for English or 336-728-3904 for Spanish.