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Man who cut hole in back of Landis store convicted as habitual felon

Pic source: Rowan Detention Center Pic source: Rowan Detention Center
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

Orlando Rojas, Jr. of Rockwell was convicted on Friday in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony breaking and/or entering, according to a press release by Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook.

Rojas, Jr. admitted his status as a habitual felon and Judge Lori Hamilton sentenced him to 67 months to 93 months in prison. 

The details of case revealed that n September 6, 2016, the Landis Police Department responded to an alarm activation at the Krish Express located on South Main Street in Landis. 

Officers located Rojas, Jr. behind the counter trying to pry open the cash register.  A large hole had been cut at the back of the building that allowed entry into the business. 

Rojas, Jr. ran from the store but officers were able to detain him. 

Rojas, Jr. was previously convicted of felony larceny, felony breaking and/or entering, and felony manufacture marijuana, among other convictions.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook stated that she appreciated the joint effort of Assistant District Attorney Paxton Butler and the Landis Police Department in removing another repeat offender from our community. 

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