Statesville man is accused of theft from convenience stores

Vernon White was accused of stealing on more than 14 occasions from various convenience stores. (Statesville PD)

A man has been arrested in connection to at least 14 convenience store thefts in the Statesville area, authorities said.

Vernon White was charged with robbing multiple convenience stores dating back to 2018. The latest event occurred on Feb. 9.

Officers were able to locate White and take him into custody after warrants were issued for his arrest.

White would occasionally ask for cartons of cigarettes, grab them, and then take off without paying for them, police said. One incident included another customer trying to block White's attempted escape.

Among the charges White faces are larceny and communicating threats.