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Durham man arrested for three break-ins

Posted August 21, 2011

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— Authorities have connected one Durham man to smash-and-grab robberies at convenience stores in Creedmoor, Durham and Graham.

Arrest warrants say Vinson Urain Jackson, 42, of 2418 Royal Lane, broke glass doors at all three locations to access cigarettes, cash and lottery tickets. He is charged with three counts of injury to real property, two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of larceny.

Durham sheriff's deputies say the first crime took place June 12 at the C-Mart Exxon, at 2407 E. Club Blvd. Jackson made off with 47 cartons of Newport cigarettes and a jar of cash donations intended for a person with cancer.

On Aug. 10, he broke a glass door at Smoker Friendly, at 1563 N.C. Highways 56 in Creedmoor, according to the Granville County Sheriff's Office.

His most recent crime happened Aug. 12, when he threw a rock through a glass door at B-Mart, at 400 E. Elm St. in Graham. According to the arrest warrant, Jackson stole cigars, cigarettes, lottery tickets and ticket dispensers 


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  • Wingnut Central Aug 22, 2011

    @Bartmeister Most thieves have terrible reasoning skills. They steal cigarettes because they want cigarettes. They steal lottery tickets because they want lottery tickets. And they steal gift cards (which have no cash value whatsoever) because they wish that they had more purchasing power.

  • Bartmeister Aug 22, 2011

    Why steal lottery tickets? They are numbered and reported if stolen. Go to redeem them and you're caught. Stupid.