ATF Offers Reward in Multiple Armed Robbery Investigation
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking the public’s help to identify suspects who committed a robbery at the Circle K convenience store located at 11399 US 15-501 N, Chapel Hill. In the early morning hours on December 23, four subjects entered the store and displayed firearms while demanding money. The suspects, described as 3 white males and 1 male of unknown race, left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that two other Circle K stores in surrounding counties were also robbed by the same suspects shortly after.
Just before 5 AM, two unidentified male subjects entered the Circle K convenience store located at 201 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, and conducted a second armed robbery. Roughly an hour later, three unidentified male subjects entered yet another Circle K convenience store located at 3406 East US Highway 70, Durham, and conducted a third armed robbery. All three robberies have been linked to the same suspects.
These violent crimes are being investigated by the ATF, Chatham and Durham County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Chapel Hill Police Department. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has recently announced a reward of up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the three armed robberies.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt ® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. All calls and tips will be kept confidential.
Four suspects captured on surveillance footage entering the Circle K