UPDATE: Total of three now charged in break in and theft at a local tobacco shop.

In the early morning hours of January 5, 2019, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office uniformed patrol responded to 2&1 Vape and Cigar Tobacco Shop located at 5137 Richlands Highway for a business alarm call. Deputies discovered that the store had been broken into and a number of items were stolen.

Upon further investigation, detectives were able to identify a suspect through evidence that was left at the scene.

Marc Steven Atteridge, 56-years-old of Huffmantown Road, Richlands was arrested January 15, 2019 for the break-in. Atteridge was taken before the magistrate where he was charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Safecracking and Felony Conspiracy.

On January 18, 2019, Atteridge’s co-conspirator, Monica Ann Atteridge turned herself in. Monica, 51-years-old of Huffmantown Road in Richlands was taken before the magistrate and charged with:

  • Felony Conspiracy

She was transported to Onslow County Detention Center and given a $15,000 unsecured bond.

On January 21, 2019, the third, and final suspect was located and arrested. Richard Eric Alander Jr. was arrested. Alander, 50-years-old of Holly Shelter Road in Jacksonville was taken before a magistrate and charged with:

  • Felony Breaking and Entering
  • Felony Safecracking
  • Felony Conspiracy

Alander was transported to the Onslow County Detention Center where he is under an $8,000 secured bond, awaiting his first court appearance.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective J. Marshburn at 910-989-4041; jonathan_marshburn@onslowcountync.gov, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2019000241 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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