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B&E suspects developed

JACKSON – The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has developed two persons of interest that may be connected to a string of break-ins on Jan. 19

Captain Patrick Jacobs of the Northampton Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division said deputies responded to four breaking and entering calls on the east side of the county in the early morning hours of Jan. 19. The breaking and entering’s included a residence, a vehicle, a hunting club, and two utility trailers.

“The Sheriff’s Office investigators currently have two persons of interest that may have been involved,” Jacobs stated.

He added that criminal investigators executed a search warrant in the afternoon hours of Jan. 19 where several items of evidence were recovered that are believed to possibly have been stolen from the breaking and entering cases reported by the victims earlier that same day.

Jacobs also reported that these same persons of interest may be involved in similar cases in nearby Herford County.

“The persons of interest are believed to have been involved in these numerous breaking and entering’s that all occurred in a span of a few hours and all within close proximity of one another,” Jacobs noted.

Jacobs said Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith and his investigators have been in contact with Hertford County authorities to work close together in solving these break-in’s and others possibly in Hertford County.

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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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