Undercover Operation Yields 12 Arrests In Durham

By NBC17 Staff
Published: February 18, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. –Investigators arrested 12 people in Durham as part of an operation targeting organized retail theft.

The undercover operation carried out by Durham police investigators, Food Lion Loss Prevention and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement officers stemmed from complaints of various convenience stores selling items stolen from retail stores.

Among the items being sold were razors, beauty products, cigarettes and over-the-counter medicines.

Officers served search warrants at the following stores:

  • Star Carolina Food Mart – 204 North Hardee Street
  • Durham Mini Mart –  1933 Holloway Street