Law enforcement officials are now offering a $5,000 reward for information regarding a string of armed robberies from late 2017.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office initially asked for public assistance identifying suspects in an armed robbery in the early morning hours of December 23. Four suspects allegedly entered the Circle K convenience store on US 15-501 in Chapel Hill, displayed firearms and demanded money.

The Sheriff’s Office then announced that the same individuals were suspected of robbing two other Circle K stores that morning. The second armed robbery allegedly occurred just before 5 a.m. at the Circle K at 201 South Estes Drive in Chapel Hill and was carried out by two unidentified male suspects. Authorities say the third armed robbery happened approximately an hour later when three suspects robbed a Circle K on US Highway 70 in Durham.

All three robberies have been linked to the same suspects, authorities said in a release on Tuesday, February 6.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the string of robberies along with the Chatham and Durham County Sheriff’s Offices and the Chapel Hill Police Department. ATF officials recently announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the three armed robberies.

Anyone with information about the instances is asked to contact the ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS, email at or through the bureau’s website. Authorities say all calls and tips will be kept confidential.

Photo via Chatham County Sheriff’s Office