Six Teens Charged With Safecracking; $16,000 In Cash & Jewelry Gone

Six teenagers are accused of breaking into a Carteret County home and making off with a 218 pound safe which contained thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry.

The burglary and safecracking happened February 13th at a home on Safe Harbor Drive, that's east of Bogue.

Deputies say the residential home safe contained over $16,000 in cash and jewelry. They say two of the suspects knew about the safe and the home was specifically targeted.

The six have been charged with burglary, safecracking, larceny and possession of stolen property. They are: Dewayne Jackson, 17, of Bogue Loop Rd, Newport, Timothy Jones, 17, of Holland Point Rd, Pelletier, Zack Pufall, 18, of Lee Rogers Rd, Hubert, Bryce Singleton, 18, of Hubert Blvd, Hubert, Cory Phillips, 17, of Forest Line Dr, Newport and Jackson O’Berry, 19, of Lighthouse Ln, Cedar Point.

Deputies are trying to recover the stolen jewelry and the missing safe as well. They say all the money has been spent.


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  • by Ex con Location: Lock up on Mar 17, 2011 at 03:09 PM
    Steal a dollar and you are a common criminal. Steal a million dollars and you are a sucessful businessman. Crooks steal the cookies and so to jail. Wall street bankers steal the cookies and the cookie jar while receiving the blessings of an American public.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Mar 17, 2011 at 10:29 AM
    If I caught them trying to break into my safe, then my 22 would already have been shot at all those guys. They should be in prison for at least 40 years over this horrible act.
  • by eric here on Mar 17, 2011 at 06:21 AM
    spent 16k already thats very interesting and shady. keep your money in a bank and if u dont do not tell anyone where u keep all your money in your house thats just something bad waiting to happen either way it sucks for them
  • by bob on Mar 16, 2011 at 05:29 PM
    It's a shame that those kids were not raised better then that. But I'd love to see them try to break into my house!
  • by DUH on Mar 16, 2011 at 02:49 PM
    Yeah Safecracking!! It's another Felony attached these "smart guys"
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2011 at 01:31 PM
    Safe Cracking?lol!
  • by bulldog Location: gville on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:14 PM
    I hope that crack was good.
  • by BJ Location: Greenville on Mar 16, 2011 at 11:59 AM
    What is up with these kids. Some times kids can be raised in a really good home and still do something so stupid like this. Don't be quick to judge the parents on this one. These kids knew right from wrong!! I feel for the people who were violated. I would flip if someone broke into my house. Hope they can recover and maybe put security camera's up around the house. Good luck to all the parents involved. I have a son and I would be very upset if he did something like this.
  • by ncyankee Location: goldsboro on Mar 16, 2011 at 10:25 AM
    try them as adults, and make them pay all damages back, and since they are under age, maby the parents of these sorry kids should pay also
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