Two men have been charged in a string of convenience store burglaries in Nash County.
Officials said 12 convenience stores throughout the county were broken into and cigarettes were stolen, a string of incidents that started in March 2013. Investigators believed the suspects were responsible for similar incidents from Beaufort to Wake counties.
Raleigh police had a break in the case earlier this year and arrested Dalian Keith Green on Feb. 9, which led investigators to discover Green had served time in federal prison for numerous break-ins — including incidents at North Carolina and Virginia highway patrol district offices in 2003.
Nash County Sheriff’s Lt. Todd Wells said from there, deputies charge Green and Alvin Michael Hamlin were the suspects in the string of local break-ins. Green, 51, of Whitakers and Hamlin, 35, of Weldon were charged with 12 counts of breaking and entering, larceny after break in and injury to real property.
“This is a great closure not only for the Sheriff’s Office but for the citizens of Nash County and other counties throughout the eastern part of the state,” Wells said. “There has been a lot of tiring hours and lost sleep during this investigation. I am proud of the investigators that worked this case as diligently as they have.”