Robersonville Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Robersonville police say they have arrested a man for an armed robbery but believe his arrest could lead to the arrests of others.

Michael Gibson, 19, of Riverbluff Rd. in Greenville is charged with multiple crimes, including armed robbery, breaking and entering, breaking and entering into a vehicle, larceny, and possession of stolen goods. His bond was set at $251,000.

Captain Phillip Lee of the Robersonville Police Department says Gibson is charged with the armed robbery of the Bojangles in Robersonville on November 12. Captain Lee says Gibson's arrest follows the collaborative effort of Robersonville police with Greenville police, Williamston police and the Pitt County Sheriff's Office. The four agencies have been working together to investigate recent armed robberies in the area.

Captain Lee says Gibson was picked up Friday on a probation violation in Greenville. However, his arrest could lead to more for other recent armed robberies in the area.

There is currently no one charged with the October 15 robbery of the Bojangles in Robersonville.

Anyone with information regarding that crime or other recent armed robberies is encourage by police to call Crime Stoppers. The number in Pitt County is (252) 758-7777. Crime Stoppers in Martin County is (252) 792-8800.


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  • by fam Location: r ville on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:17 PM
    Free my buddy !
  • by k on Nov 24, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    yall always try to knck people for doing their job..when yall need rpd cus somebody done broke in yall house yall ready to call them then...obviously you do not know my husband bc he does his job n he does it well..
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      by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2011 at 07:57 PM in reply to k
      What do you mean "yall". I have lived in Robersonville for over 40yrs and I have never had my house broken into. I live in what I call a quite area of Robersonville. Now on the other hand "yall" might have problem where you live. Bth the way this is not about somebody writing a ticket every know and then this is about this an innocent person behind bars. I stand by what I have to say. And why are you so defensive. The officers didnt do any work. The work was done by outside source. So what credit are you giving them.
  • by rville on Nov 24, 2011 at 08:57 AM
    He didn't do it he don't fit the description that was given by the workers or managers are bogangles . i think he is just he target because of his past. Don't get me wrong i want them to get the person that did the crime but this time they got it wrong. i am from robersonville and i hear the talk around town bab situation is all i can say. as for the cops they may be good people but just because you're a good person don't make you a good cop.i knew a few of those cops and some of them are nasty with certain people i have seen it for myself. i hope this kid goes free. sorry rpd not this time you may have to say you make a mistake. and by the way "k "i know who your husband is and he is no saint. lets not go there.
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      by parmele on Nov 24, 2011 at 08:11 PM in reply to rville
      thanks glad to somebody has good sense.why do you think they haven't said anything about the tape.you know they have one. but mr. gibson don't match the des-tion.
  • by fam Location: r ville on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:28 AM
    free rondell
  • by K on Nov 21, 2011 at 08:25 PM
    I think rville pd does a great job..my husband works for them and I know he is a great worker if you have something negative to say about them then that must mean they wrote you a "traffic ticket" and now you are upset about it..overall I think they do a Great job...sometimes negative comments should just be kept to yourself
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      by parmele on Nov 24, 2011 at 08:14 PM in reply to K
      thanks for confirming what i already know,thats all they do is traffic tickets,and then lose in court.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 03:48 PM
    Why haven't we heard anything else about the grown David Cross and Zachary Bryant's case?
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      by parmele on Nov 24, 2011 at 08:14 PM in reply to
      show you right
  • by fred Location: martin co on Nov 21, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    good job,,Lets see how many robberies are tied to this fine young man ,or his friends,,as they say on tv,,its a break in the case
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      by parmele on Nov 22, 2011 at 02:17 AM in reply to fred
      oh well just might be your kid or relative.
  • by parmele on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    when did r-vlle pd start doing their job.they only know how to write traffic tickets and then they get to court and lose those cases. what happen to innocent until proven guilty
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      by Meg on Nov 21, 2011 at 06:44 PM in reply to parmele
      How about be thankful that these officers are out making sure you are safe. Robersonville has a great Police Department. Their officers do not get the credit that they deserve. Great Job guys!
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        by parmele on Nov 22, 2011 at 02:19 AM in reply to Meg
        they don't make me safe.really i'm afraid that barney fiffe's might shoot someone.
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          by Meg on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:26 AM in reply to parmele
          Parmele, you must not know these guys...they are all great! They know what they are doing and are very qualified!
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          by parmele on Nov 24, 2011 at 08:16 PM in reply to parmele
          meg, you wish keystone cops and nothing more
  • by simple logic on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:09 AM
    The current system is not working as a deterent to crime. Hard labor for a long time would help make a life of crime less appealing.
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      by parmele on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:53 AM in reply to simple logic
      how about your family members. we all have family that has broken the law.i'm sure youwould want them out.
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        by Concerned on Nov 21, 2011 at 02:53 PM in reply to parmele
        Nope Parmele; If they are set on doing the crime they need to be set on doing the time. Doesn't matter if it is family or not.
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          by parmele on Nov 24, 2011 at 08:19 PM in reply to Concerned
          yes if they are guilty. you people already have him tryed and guilty.do you have a punishment to? what a rope and a tree. when g. hurst was running a monk you didn't have much to say. what's up?
  • by Anonymous Location: Williamston on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:08 AM
    To all the LEO's involved, great job! Keep up the good work. I pray the bonds for these folks will be so high they will not see the light of day! When lives are put in danger like this, the guilty parties deserve no consideration! Thank you again, Officers!
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      by parmele on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:49 AM in reply to Anonymous
      wonder if you would feel that way if it was your kid
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        by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 01:13 PM in reply to parmele
        You bet I would. Doing this just might save their life, too! They are the ones doing wrong when they rob someone and especially when they are also armed! Why is it so difficult for you to understand safety for EVERYONE--them included?
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          by parmele on Nov 22, 2011 at 02:22 AM in reply to Anonymous
          not every kid that they arrest is guilty,so lets let him go to court first.i know he's not guilty.
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