PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Deputies with the Pender County Sheriff's office arrested two people accused of breaking into several businesses in the Hampstead area overnight Monday.
According to the sheriff's office, Nicholas Sinclar Marshall and Kimonte Dashawn Cook were stopped while deputies were responding to an alarm call at the Pender County library.
The deputy arrested Marshall and Cook after evidence at the scene tied the two to the breaking and entering.
They are being charged with a number of commercial breaking and enterings that happened during the night along Highway 17 in Hampstead.
Marshall was charged with ten counts of B&E and larceny. Additionally, he had pending warrants issued in Pender County for previous commercial business breaking and enterings that happened in Hampstead over the past couple months.
Cook was charged with seven counts of B&E and larceny.
David herring owns the Sea Salt Bakery shop in the Cedar on the Green shopping center.
He says the crooks broke into his shop through the window and stole $200 dollars from the cash register.
Herring says he's "amused" by the ignorance of the criminals but he's also a little angry about what happened.
"Hampstead is a pretty quiet area, there has been some burglaries down the road, but I'm not that concerned about it happening again, maybe I should be," said Herring. "I'm just kind of amused by these guys' ignorance."
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