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Teens Arrested After Allegedly Hitting Jewelry Store For Second Time

Posted June 30, 2006

— Three Durham teens may have pressed their luck too far when they allegedly broke into a jewelry store for the second time.

Durham police officers responded to a call at around 2:30 a.m. Thursday and discovered a break-in at Friedman's Jewelers. Authorities said it was the second break-in at the store in the past 48 hours.

This time, officers spotted three teens walking away from the store and placed them under arrest. Investigators said all three teens were wearing jewelry that had been stolen during the previous break-in.

Officers also recovered a .25-caliber handgun and items stolen from a nearby Army surplus store that was broken into June 26.

Samuel Jamal Hasty, 16, of Danube Lane and two juvenile males, ages 14 and 15, were each charged with three counts of breaking and entering, possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen handgun, and resisting, delaying and obstructing officers.


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