NEW INFO: Suspect In Greenville & Winterville ATM Heists Goes Before Judge

One of the men police say hooked up ATMs to a truck and then ripped the machines out of two Walgreens stores, went before a judge this morning on a slew of charges in that case.

Police arrested 32-year old Christopher Hoover in Florida last week. He was brought back to Pitt County over the weekend.

Hoover's facing 2 counts of safe-cracking, and breaking and entering among other charges. Police believe Hoover is one of the men involved in this break-in of the Walgreen's on September 13th on Highway 11 at Fire Tower road in Winterville.

Officers found an ATM had been pulled out through the front door of the business and into the parking lot where it was emptied. A Walgreen's on Greenville Boulevard was hit prior to this one that same night.

Two other suspects are believed to be involved.

The judge this morning kept Hoover's bond at $200,000 secured.

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A man wanted in connection with the break-in of a Greenville and Winterville Walgreens in October, that involved ATM's being ripped from the business, has been arrested and extradited back to eastern Carolina.

Greenville Police have charged 32-year-old Christopher Hoover of Okeechobee, Florida with 2 counts of safecracking, 2 counts of breaking and entering, 2 counts of larceny after breaking and entering, 2 counts of possession of a stolen vehicle and 1 count of larceny of a motor vehicle.

Hoover is said to have been arrested in Florida.

Back on September 12th, Greenville Police say that the Walgreens on 103 southeast Greenville Boulevard was broken into. Officers found an ATM machine had been pulled out through the front door, into the parking lot, and emptied.

Further investigation that night and into this morning led officers to the Roadway Inn, at 301 southeast Greenville Blvd, where they located a 2006 Ford pickup truck, which was reported stolen from Okeechobee, Florida.

Around an hour later, police say the same thing happened at the Winterville location on Highway 11 at Fire Tower Road.

2 other suspects are believed to be involved in the break-ins.

Hoover is being held on a $200,000 secured bond.