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3 Charged in ATM Theft

Posted May 14, 2007

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— Three more Johnston County residents have been charged in connection with the theft of an automated teller machine from a Clayton convenience store last month, police said.

Jerry Wayne Barker Jr., 18, of 279 Fire Department Road in Wilsons Mills, and Kenny Ray Alston, 34, of 2710 Ridge Road in Clayton, are charged with breaking and entering, larceny, safecracking and damage to property in connection with an April 26 theft of an ATM from Howard's Mini Mart in Clayton.

Amanda Jo Mincolla, 18, of 279 Fire Department Road in Wilsons Mills, is charged with aiding and abetting a felony.

Robert Blake Strother, 19, whose last known address was Fire Department Road, was arrested two weeks ago in the ATM theft and has been linked to similar crimes in Raleigh and other jurisdictions, police said.

Since Strother's arrest, police have recovered about a dozen ATMs and safes from wooded areas and ponds across Johnston County, as well as in the Neuse River.

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  • wlfpak03 May 15, 2007

    why should i have to work for a living and other people feel they need to resort to this type of behavior? just do not understand what goes through someone's head ??

  • cool_rocker999 May 14, 2007

    My Aunt's store also had the ATM ripped out and it was never found. I am glad they were caught and I hope the sentence they get is severe. Just another example of people not wanting to make an honest living and do right. Put them all away.

  • ladyblue May 14, 2007

    Glad they finally caught them.

  • vette212 May 14, 2007

    "Since Strother's arrest, police have recovered about a dozen ATMs and safes from wooded areas and ponds across Johnston County, as well as in the Neuse River."

    Sounds like some one is talking. LOL

  • Michael Kenyon May 14, 2007

    I hate it for the families of the kids, but this'll make the Wayne/Lee/Ray update for sure.

    Hey cool - this counts my characters while I type!

    Just for grins, this sentence has nothing to do with this article.