Three charged with break-in of Havelock business

burglary suspects

From left, Amy Louise Redmon, of Newport, Ronell Palmon Tupaz Jr., of Newport and Spring Lake, and Brandon Charles Cook, of Newport, all face charges in connection with an alleged burglary in Havelock.

Published: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 02:28 PM.

Havelock Police have arrested three people in connection with an alleged burglary at Chopper’s Place on East Main Street.

Police on a regular patrol conducting checks of businesses discovered two suspects inside the building at 310 East Main St., at 4:47 a.m. Friday, according to a release from the Havelock Police Department.

Ronell Palmon Tupaz Jr., 23, of Newport and Spring Lake, and Brandon Charles Cook, 23, of Newport, were arrested at the scene, according to the release. Officers recovered currency from the business safe that the suspects were attempting to remove from the nightspot.

A third suspect, Amy Louise Redmon, 27, of Newport, was described as an employee at the business and accomplice, according to the release. She was found at her residence in Newport, brought to Havelock for interviews by investigators and arrested.

“She was an employee of the business and it is alleged that she provided the two others the key in order for them to enter the business,” Havelock Police Chief G. Wayne Cyrus said.

All three have been charged with conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, breaking and entering, and safecracking. Each is a felony count.

The suspects are being held in the Craven County Jail under $30,000 bonds each. 

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