Suspect wanted in 3 NC school break-ins

Surveillance images of break-in suspect. Rockingham Co. Sheriff's Office

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Police are looking for a man suspected of breaking into three schools and stealing money over the past few days.

Two incidents took place Saturday and Sunday night at Huntsville Elementary School in Madison, while the last incident was reported Monday morning at McMichael High School in Mayodan. Classes were out on Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Snack machines and various doors were damaged in all three incidents, and an undisclosed amount of money and loose change was stolen, Rockingham County deputies said. A school supply machine also was damaged in the McMichael incident, deputies said.

Deputies on Tuesday released surveillance images of the suspect, who is believed to be involved in all three incidents. If you can identify the suspect or know his whereabouts, you’re asked to call Randolph County Detective Mary Jane Webb at 336-634-3232 or Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at 349-9683.

Rockingham County Schools officials released the following statement:

“We’re working closely with the Sheriff’s Office during their investigation. Additional security measures have been put in place at all of our schools….RCS’ Maintenance staff has done an excellent job helping make quick repairs to the damage and classroom instruction will not be affected when students return.”

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