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Robeson County Man Sentenced to Four Years for Pembroke, NC Post Office Burglary

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that yesterday in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced BRITT ALLEN JACOBS, 46, of Robeson County to 48 months’ imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  JACOBS was also ordered to pay more than $1,300 of restitution.

JACOBS was named in an Indictment filed on May 16, 2019 charging him with one count of mail theft in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1708, and one count of burglary of a post office in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2115.  On October 31, 2019, JACOBS pled guilty to Count 2, pursuant to a plea agreement. 

According to the investigation, in the early morning hours of December 27, 2018, JACOBS broke a glass entry door to force entry into the U.S. Postal Service post office in Pembroke, NC.  Officers from the Pembroke Police Department responded to the location following an alarm notification and observed JACOBS attempting to flee.  The officers pursued JACOBS, deployed a police K9, and apprehended JACOBS following a brief chase.  Items stolen by JACOBS included an electronic dog collar, credit cards, a purse, a cell phone, and prescription medication. 

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Pembroke, NC Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Bryan Stephany represented the government.


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Updated February 14, 2020