Recent criminal activity in Mebane is also believed to be connected to the string of shootings across the county, many now believed to be associated with juvenile offenders.
Mebane police lieutenant Adam T. Cole was asked about the connection during the law enforcement press conference held at the Alamance County sheriff’s office on Friday morning.
Cole identified the Thursday night armed robbery of Jersey Mike’s off NC 119, as well as some break-ins in the Ashbury subdivision in eastern Mebane (along the Orange County line) that Cole said he believed were connected.
The most serious event was the Wednesday night robbery at Jersey Mike’s, 102 Millstead Drive, just off NC 119.
Two black males – both armed with what police believe were AR pistols – entered the store shortly before 9:00, took money from the cash drawer, and fled in what turned out to be a stolen car.
A police officer on the way to the scene saw the suspicious car and followed into the area of Quaker Creek Drive in the Fieldstone Apartment complex off South Third Street.
Officers chased the suspects (by then identified as three black males) through the complex but lost them in the area near Briarwood Drive.
The stolen car was located, according to the police, and items related to the robbery were recovered.
The two suspects from the robbery inside Jersey Mike’s are listed as: a black male 5’11” to 6’1″ with a slim build and a lower voice. He was wearing a black hoodie and a gray zip up sweatshirt with a word beginning with the letter “C” on the left sleeve. He had on a black over light gray over dark gray sweatpants with a white drawstring, wore white tennis shoes with bright orange or red on the back of the shoe.
The second suspect is believed to be about 5’11” with a medium to heavy build and a higher voice than the first suspect. He wore a black hoodie pulled up over this head and covering part of his mouth; it has a black shiny design on the left chest area. He had red along his waist area, which could have been a t-shirt, shorts, or underwear, according to the police, blue jeans faded with light creases or rips at the knees, and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Mebane police department at (919) 563-9031 or Alamance County Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.