Sampson County authorities are searching for suspects following a break-in at a Spivey’s Corner convenience store.
Sometime during the nighttime hours someone broke into the LaCostena 2 Grocery and Grill, 14076 Spivey’s Corner Highway. The business is in the former Cecil’s location.
The burglary was discovered by store employees when they arrived at work Thursday morning.
An estimated total of $4,118 in cash, merchandise and store equipment was taken.
According to a Sampson County Sheriff’s Office incident report, 11 smartphones, with a total estimated value of $2,934, were taken during the burglary.
To add insult to injury, after taking $480 in cash from the register, the burglars carried the cash register off along with 30 cartons of cigarettes, 50 disposable lighters, five rolls of snuff, four packages of cigarillos and a box of condoms.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 592-4141 or call the Sampson County Tip Line at (910) 564-5261.
— Rick Curl