With so many fast food restaurant robberies in such a short amount of time, the 13th in Eastern Carolina Tuesday night at the KFC in Tarboro, we got some insight into what may be going on from an expert.
East Carolina University criminal justice director Dr. William Bloss tells us the fast food restaurant robberies are more than likely just hits on easy targets. He doesn't believe the latest robberies are really copy cats because anyone in the criminal arena knows the stores are quick opportunities. We asked him about the possibility of a serial offender. Dr Bloss, a former Houston, Texas Police Officer, says, "Ordinarily in the grand scheme of things as far as criminal offending goes, serial offenders meaning the same person committing a crime identically over and over again, are rather rare in comparison to the larger criminal population."
Dr. Bloss says he does not believe the same people are committing all these robberies. He says the current teamwork by multiple law enforcement agencies is typically the best way at catch the suspects--but knowing the next target is not easy.