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Two charged in Fayetteville Food Lion break-in

Posted July 24, 2013

— Two men were arrested Wednesday after police said they broke into a Food Lion in Fayetteville and tried to rob the ATM inside.

Brandon Lee McArthur, 25, of the 6800 block of Cooper Creek Drive in Hope Mills, and Michael Devon Johnson, 22, of the 3300 block of Hedgemoor Drive in Spring Lake, are each charged with felony breaking and entering of a building, possession of burglar tools and conspiracy to commit breaking and entering.

Fayetteville police said they responded to a 4 a.m. alarm at the supermarket at 929 McArthur Road and found the sliding glass door shattered. Security video showed two men inside tried to break the ATM but failed and left.

A witness reported seeing a black, four-door Chevrolet truck speeding away from the area, and an officer stopped the vehicle on Ramsey Street.

Both suspects were held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on $20,000 secured bonds.


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  • Tax Man Jul 24, 2013

    Seems like Fayetteville has taken over Durham as the crime capital of the state!

  • outdoor592000 Jul 24, 2013

    Dumb and Dumber..........

  • Common_Sensey Jul 24, 2013

    What a great way to throw your life away. Didn't they know stores have silent alarms and ATMs have built in safes? Even if you manage to steal an ATM, you'd need a pro safe guy to get to the money.