Update: All three individuals have been arrested.

Three individuals are wanted for breaking and entering, and the Southern Pines Police Department is asking for the community’s help in locating them.

The Southern Pines Police Department announced on social media that arrest warrants have been issued for the three individuals who are from Sanford: Derykah Laquandra Tekashaana McIver, DOB 01/28/1998, Shakaysha Laquentia Tyson, DOB 01/15/1995, Earnest Demonte Smith, DOB 07/18/1998.

The suspects allegedly broke into cars at TruFit Gym, formerly Gold’s Gym, on Morganton Road in Southern Pines and stole purses.  The crimes took place on December 22nd and January 9th.

After both crimes, credit cards that were stolen were used immediately at Aberdeen’s Walmart.  One of the stolen purses contained a handgun.

The suspects were believed to be operating a silver Honda or Kia vehicle during the crimes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these three wanted individuals is asked to contact the Southern Pines Police Department at 910-692-7031, or the Southern Pines Police Department’s Crime Tip Line, 910-693-4110.

Anonymous information is always welcome.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



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