LUMBERTON — Two county women have been charged with a string of vehicle break-ins and are suspected of other crimes throughout Robeson, Cumberland and Sampson counties, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Brittany Nicole Hunt and Olivia Ann Brooks were arrested Wednesday and each charged with six counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, six counts of felony conspiracy, six counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of attempted breaking and entering into a motor vehicle.
According to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office, the investigation started on Sept. 23 after 1st Sgt. George Leggett, with the state Highway Patrol, stopped a vehicle on N.C. 72 West that matched the description of a car that had been seen in the area of several vehicle break-ins — a white, four-door Chevrolet HHR.
The Robeson County Sheriff Office’s Major Crimes Division and Violent Crimes Task Force continued the investigation and are looking to the public for any information that might link the two women to similar crimes.
“During the investigation, investigators determined that the females were involved [in] crimes within cities throughout Robeson County, Cumberland County, and Sampson County. The agencies were contacted and incidents are currently being investigated,” the statement said.
Hunt, 26, of Roberts Avenue, Pembroke, and Brooks, 20, of Robert Betsy Road, St. Pauls, were each jailed at the Robeson County Detention Center under a $25,000 bond.
Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3100.
Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.