Two men, unknown to each other, break into and rob same Lexington home

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Christopher Aaron Oliver, 32, of Lexington, and Jonathan Wesley Thornton, 23, of Winston-Salem

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Two men, unknown to each other, broke into and robbed the same home in Lexington, according to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

Christopher Aaron Oliver, 32, of Lexington, and Jonathan Wesley Thornton, 23, of Winston-Salem, face charges in each separate case.

Oliver is accused of breaking into a home on Hugh Miller Road on Sept. 21 and taking guns and jewelry.

Four days later, Thornton allegedly broke into the same home and took laptop computers and jewelry.

In both cases, the suspects entered through an open garage door and then forced open the door to the home, according to deputies.

The cases are not related and it does not appear that the suspects knew each other, according to the sheriff.

The suspects allegedly broke in after noticing the open garage door. Sheriff David Grice is urging residents to keep their garage doors closed.

Both suspects have been placed in the Davidson County Jail and were previously charged with breaking and entering to other residences in the county.

Oliver was given a $78,001.72 secured bond and Thornton a $60,000 secured bond. Both have court dates next month.