WILMER, Alabama March 31 2012– Mobile County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three burglars who crashed into a business, took an ATM and confessed to the crime, officials said in a news release.
Deputies responded about 1:50 a.m. to a burglar alarm at Wilmer Grocery on Moffett and Wilmer roads. When they arrived, a black Chevrolet truck occupied by several black males left the business at a high rate of speed.
Deputies pursued. The burglars lost control of the vehicle and wrecked at Schillinger and Crary Station roads, officials said. County investigators learned the Mobile Police Department had reported the vehicle as stolen.
All three men were arrested and two were taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center for minor injuries sustained during the wreck.
Henderson Pippins, 32, of Prichard; Cedric Yates, 33, of Mobile; and Brandon Nobles, 26, of Mobile, remain in Mobile County Metro Jail this morning. All three are charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree receiving stolen property and eluding police.
Bail for Nobles is set at $11,500, jail records show. Bail for Pippins and Yates is set at $11,250, records show.
The suspects confessed to burglarizing the business and taking the ATM, officials said.
Deputies said they believes the men are responsible for the thefts of other ATMs taken from other local businesses.