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Man sought in Fayetteville jewelry store theft

Posted February 20, 2015

James Wallace Jernigan III
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— Police said Friday that they are searching for a Hickory man in the Thursday afternoon theft from a Fayetteville jewelry store.

A man looking at rings at Hinkamp Jewelers, at 201 S. McPherson Church Road, snatched two rings from a salesperson shortly before 3 p.m. and ran from the store, police said.

No weapons were used or observed, and no one was injured, police said.

Investigators identified the thief as James Wallace Jernigan III, 35, and issued arrest warrants charging him with common law robbery and possession of stolen goods.

Anyone with information about the theft or Jernigan's whereabouts is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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