More charges for New Bern robbery suspect

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - New Bern Police now say a man facing charges for two armed robberies is also behind six other robberies, or attempted robberies, in the New Bern area.

New Bern Police have charged 32-year-old Kishon Toms with five more charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one charge of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

He is also facing a second degree kidnapping charge for one of the robberies.

Police say the robberies happened at New Bern businesses, such as Walgreens, Super Stop and Five Points Food Mart, between December 14th and January 10th.

Toms has been given an additional $500,000 bond.

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New Bern police say an armed robbery suspect has been arrested Tuesday evening.

Officers have charged 32-year-old Kishon Toms with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of obtaining property by false pretenses.

New Bern police say Toms robbed the Super Stop on Monday and the Walgreens on Neuse Blvd. Tuesday.

Earlier Tuesday, members of the police department's special response team surrounded the Palace Motel on MLK, Jr. Boulevard after they received information that he was staying there, but did not find Toms.

They say they found him later on, around 7:35 p.m., walking in the 1400 block of Neuse Blvd. Officers say he was arrested without incident.

Toms has been placed in the Craven County Jail with no bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

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New Bern police say the search continues for an armed robbery suspect after partially evacuating a motel to search, which turned up nothing.

Officers are looking to charge 32-year-old Kishon Toms with two armed robberies over the past two days, along with obtaining property by false pretenses.

Members of the police department's special response team surrounded the Palace Motel on MLK, Jr. Boulevard after they received information that he was staying there.

The man is wanted for the armed robbery of the Super Stop on Neuse Boulevard on Monday, and the armed robbery of the Walgreens, also on Neuse Boulevard, which happened Tuesday.

Police warn that he's believed to be in the area and could be armed. They say you should not try to approach Toms if you do locate him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Bern Police Department at 252-633-2020.




 
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