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Police: Suspects purchased phone used in hospital bomb threat

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Police on Friday released surveillance images of two suspects who allegedly purchased a phone used to call in a bomb threat to Annie Penn Hospital.

According to Reidsville police, the suspects purchased the phone on Jan. 11 at the Dollar General at 3830 Guess Road in Durham.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects. 

The bomb threat was made on Jan. 13.  While authorities were responding to the threat, Eden Jewelry on Freeway Drive was burglarized.

Investigators previously said they suspect the bomb threat is related to the burglary, but they have not been able to confirm the suspicion. 

Police Chief Charlie Dennis said the suspects also dropped hundreds of nails across the northbound lanes of Freeway Drive as they escaped.

The crooks made off with five to seven thousand dollars in jewelry, according to the manager of Eden Jewelry.

Anyone with information about the suspects’ identity is asked to call Crimestoppers at (336) 349-9683 or police at 347-2357.