|Mitchell County deputies are seeking information on three separate breaking and entering of businesses in different parts of the county.
On October 22, in the early morning hours someone attempted to break in to a State Employees ATM located at 12966 South NC 226 in the Grassy Creek community. The electric and phone lines were cut and the front of the ATM was busted out. The suspect was not able to gain entry.
On October 30, in the early morning hours the State Employees ATM located at 5515 North 226, in the Red Hill Community was attempted to be entered. The electric and phones were cut, along with a metal cover over the dead bolt on the door to the ATM. The suspect was not able to gain entry.
During the same time Red Hill Grocery which is located directly beside the ATM had a side plate glass window broken. The suspect or suspects entered and stole a large quantity of merchandise.
Sometime the same evening or early morning hours the soft drink vending machines outside Estatoe BP, located at 1428 US 19E in the Estatoe community were broken into. The suspect took a quantity of money and soft drinks from the machines.
Mitchell County Sheriff's Office is requesting anyone with information about these break in call the Sheriff's Office at 828/688-3982.