POLICE: Movers Rob Woman At Gunpoint

A Rocky Mount woman got more than she bargained for when she got two men to help her move -- the two are accused of robbing her at gunpoint and threatening to sexually assault her.

Police say it happened Thursday in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The victim told police that Roderick Battle and Demetrius Sumlin were helping move the furniture out of her house.

The woman said when she noticed her two flat screen TVs, Playstation, washer and dryer sitting on the curb, she approached the two men. She said that's when Sumlin pulled out a handgun.

Police say the two men took the woman's belongings and left.

Both men were later caught and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.


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  • by Derykah Smith Location: NA on Mar 27, 2009 at 02:32 PM
    I just want to say it was wrong and the old lady did no harm to the two men all she wanted was help. and they did what they could with her and i am glad they were later caught and i hope they never get out on behalf of the little old lady and for whom this may concern i think that if they are released u are crazy and i wished that u guys would not regret this cause i am an eleven year old and i hope there was no harm to the old lady and the two men but they serve the time they deserve so this is for all those who dont think twice on wat to do the answer is to think before u react or u will get caught and the police will react back sorry for the inconvience just spreading some advice from an eleven year old that i think would help some people and theifs that dont think twice please dont forget to tell those men THINK TWICE because your reactions may cause u some time and i thank u for your time of reading this if u dont understand this i will be posting more info in a week THIK
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 13, 2009 at 06:52 PM
    Anonymous, are you drinking again?Your post made absolutely NO SENSE AT ALL!
  • by BB Brown Location: NC on Mar 13, 2009 at 03:58 PM
    I've never read of anyone being "robbed" of a washer & dryer before. Must have been a Maytag. "Suspect was last seen fleeing east on Pennsylvania Ave. wearing a clean shirt and clean pants"
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2009 at 03:01 PM
    lol,,at MrT Dumb and Dumber u got it,
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 13, 2009 at 12:35 PM
    I would be willing to bet that Roderick and Demetrius are Democrats. No Republican would be stupid enough to rob this woman, especially when she knows them.Dumb and Dumber.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Mar 13, 2009 at 11:37 AM
    I'll bet she found them on Craig's list.
  • by CD Location: wINTERVILLE on Mar 13, 2009 at 11:24 AM
    B-dee,B-dee,B-dee that's all folks!
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