BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – A Jacksonville man is behind bars, accused of two armed robberies in Carteret County that happened back in 2011.
32-year-old Kevin Djuan White is accused of robbing the T&W Oyster Bar restaurant and the Super Seven Internet Sweepstakes Café on December 12, 2011. They’re located about three miles from one another, although the internet café is no longer in business. It closed a few years ago.
About a year after the first robbery, deputies arrested Dennis Young Jackson of Swansboro for the crime. He was later found guilty by a jury in Carteret County Superior Court and sentenced to serve a minimum of 84 months and a maximum of 110 months in the NC Department of Corrections. He also faces an additional 26 years in prison in Maryland for violating his parole for other armed robbery convictions in that state. Jackson never gave up the name of his accomplice in that robbery.
White’s arrest stems from a DNA hit off a ski mask recovered from the oyster bar robbery, which matched his DNA profile obtained in 2014 after he was convicted of a felony in Onslow County. His DNA also matched DNA found on a mask used in the internet café robbery, which happened two weeks after the oyster bar incident.
Major Jason Wank, Chief Detective of the Sheriff’s Office said investigators felt early on that the crimes were related because they were committed with the same modus operandi (MO) and all three ski masks from both incidents had “homemade” eye holes cut out of them. During the investigation, detectives learned White was a former employee of Jackson.
White, who is currently on probation, was arrested without incident by Onslow County deputies. He was transported back to the Carteret County Jail and charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon for each business and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. He’s under a $175,000.00 bond.