Police Arrest Woman For Wooten Law Office Armed Robbery

Police have now released the name and picture of the woman they say tied up and robbed a local attorney at his law firm.

They say 54-year-old Doris Edwards is under arrest for assault, armed robbery and kidnapping.

Greenville police made the arrest Sunday. Officers say Edwards tied up and robbed 76-year-old William Wooten by knife point and took his credit card one week ago.

Surveillance pictures show Edwards walking out of a local department store after using the stolen credit card.

Officers say a citizen who had seen this video on television, recognized Edwards playing bingo at bingo hall and called crimestoppers.

Edwards was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under $500,000 secured bond.

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Police say they have surveillance video that may show the suspect in the robbery of a local law office located across from a courthouse.

The robbery happened at the Wooten Law Office on West Third Street in Greenville Wednesday morning.

Police say the suspect took a credit card belonging to the victim.

The Major Crimes Unit tells WITN the police department obtained surveillance video from a local department store that shows a woman wearing a green shirt leaving the store just after using the stolen credit card.

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The suspect in the robbery was described as a tall woman wearing a green shirt.

If you know the identity of the suspect, you are asked to call Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at (252)758-7777.

William Wooten was the only person in the law office when the robbery happened Wednesday. He told WITN News a tall black woman armed with a knife came inside. The 76-year-old lawyer says the woman tied him up with his tie in a back room and took some money out of his wallet. Wooten says the woman eventually untied him, gave the money back and walked out the door.



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A lawyer says a robber tied him up in his Greenville office in a daring morning robbery right across from the Pitt County Courthouse.

Police say the robbery happened at the Wooten Law Office on West Third Street. The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is located within the courthouse, while the.Greenville Police Department is just a few blocks away.

William Wooten tells WITN News that he was in the office this morning when a tall black woman armed with a knife came inside. The 76-year-old lawyer says the woman tied him up with his tie in a back room and took some money out of his wallet. Wooten says the woman eventually untied him, gave the money back and walked out the door.

Two people who had an appointment with the lawyer found the front door locked, the lights off and saw a wallet on a desk with cards scattered on the floor. A person who lives upstairs then alerted authorities.

Police say Wooten was not hurt. They described the robber as a black woman between 6'2" and 6'4" inches tall. The robber was wearing blue jeans and a green shirt.

At last check police had not made any arrests in the robbery.


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Police are investigating a daring daytime armed robbery that happened right across the street from the Pitt County Courthouse.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. at Wooten Law Offices on West Third Street. The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is located within the courthouse, while the.Greenville Police Department is just a few blocks away.

Police say a very tall black woman, who is between 6'2" and 6'4" tall and armed with a knife, came into the offices. The only person inside the offices at the time was a lawyer who was not hurt. Police say it appears nothing was taken in the armed robbery.

Courthouse workers say they were shocked to see all the police activity. So far there have been no arrests in the robbery.


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  • by OpenCarry on Aug 29, 2010 at 12:19 AM
    A citizen tying up and robbing a lawyer at knife point is an ironic twist. It's sort of like a surfer biting a shark...
  • by Confused Location: williamston on Aug 26, 2010 at 07:51 AM
    Was anyone murdered? Same bond set for a murder as a little old guilty woman. Where is the justice in this?
  • by To ain't no d*** way on Aug 25, 2010 at 05:55 PM
    Your right a white person probably did it but they locked up the right person a black person. Sounds like your kind anyways. Get a life you low life POS
  • by kim on Aug 25, 2010 at 03:18 PM
    TAKE THE TIME 2 WISH THE ROBBER A HAPPY B-DAY
  • by amazed Location: washington on Aug 25, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    Irate and I fought the law- all comments very true. Thank you kandi, next time the arresting officer may not be as patient with your constituents based on your case. This woman has to be not guilty if ks was found not guilty. Every punk and juvi in gville now thinks the law can be gamed like you did. I think you will begin to see the repurcussions and consequences of the ks fiasco soon. On both sides.
  • by I Fought the Law on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:48 AM
    If she can get Kandie Smith's Judge Paul HardlyAJudge Hardison to oversee the trial, she'll be found not guilty of all charges as follows: 1) Armed robbery dismissed because she didn't actually point the knife at him, 2) Assault dismissed because she is too weak to actually hurt anyone, 3) Kidnapping dismissed because she untied him before she left.
  • by To "irate" on Aug 25, 2010 at 08:28 AM
    I was going to post that, but you beat me to it!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Aug 25, 2010 at 08:18 AM
    We need capital punishment. Chop this womans hands off. This should make every potential robber think twice before robbing someone for something.
  • by Andy Nonomus Location: Greenville on Aug 25, 2010 at 07:47 AM
    If she was in the office for less than 3 minutes she can walk free of the charges. KANDI
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Aug 25, 2010 at 06:14 AM
    Wow, a modern day Ma Barker.
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