Suspects Arrested In Greenville Bank Robbery

A Reserve Deputy with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office and director of public safety training at PCC is being credited with helping police track down two bank robbery suspects.

Greenville police say Jeff Robinson called to report the incident at Centura Bank on Mall Drive and that he was following the suspects vehicle.

Greenville police located and stopped the vehicle on Thomas Langston Road.

Police arrested 23 year-old Nicholas Smart of Ayden and 23 year-old Virginia Clary of Greenville. Police say Smart was the one who robbed the bank while Clary drove the getaway car. Police say no weapon was seen during the robbery.

According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections website, Nicholas Smart was convicted in July of misdemeanor larceny and was placed on probation for 18 months.

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  • by nick Location: Grifton on Sep 10, 2011 at 06:53 PM
    I don't know if anyone will ever read this but since its about me i feel I should comment. It was never my intention to hurt anyone. I did not use a weapon in commision of this crime because there was no reason to. Few people know or understand the situation I was in. I felt that going into that ba nk was my only solution. I was wrong. I understand your feelings Sam but please know that not all people who commit crimes are evil or greedy or spoiled etc. etc. I apologize to the victims of my crimes. I have served my time and am now moving on with my life. P.S. I AM NOT a petty thug!
  • by tnt Location: Grifton on Feb 25, 2009 at 12:28 PM
    cn is out of line in speculating on these two's home life & how they were raised. I personally know one family well, and can assure you IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT! Nick is hard-headed, and certainly was raised to know better, so leave his long-suffering family out of it. BTW, his siblings are great kids!
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 19, 2009 at 07:34 AM
    To unimpressed, I say this because I was a victim of a robbery who got robbed of $60, my wallet, and cell phone. I got beaten up very bad to where lots of blood came out and I was in the hospital for three days, on medical equipment. I had to miss out on class and work because of them If it was not for my wife (then girlfriend) calling for help and getting it, I probably would have been shot and killed. If the GPD had started to target these criminals a lot more and college students a lot less, like they should have, this horrible incident would have never happened. I have always had a MAJOR problem with robbers and thieves. In my book, they are in the same league as a murderer. They don't care if you die, as long as they get the money. You don't have to know a person to know how they are. I am that way about those two (especially Nick after he was only in jail for a year after another robbery). They are nothing but greedy punks who think that they can just do whatever. Now tell me.
  • by cn Location: home on Feb 19, 2009 at 07:18 AM
    You know the two of them are old enough to no better but it all goes back to the home life and how they were raised...if they were raised up to do whatever they wanted and everything handed to them then that is how they are going to be and expect everybody to catier to them. Or they could be reaching out for attention that they did not get when they were coming up. Everyone no matter the race should be punished for the crimes they commit. That is a problem in this world to is RACE....why can't everybody just get along...They need to be punished for what they did.....if Nicholas just got out of jail a year ago then evidently he did not learn the first time and needs to go to a little harsher jail. As for the Clary girl....she should have known better than to do that because you can get in just as much trouble as the robber can..most especially if you know the other person is going to rob the bank. Do the crime...Do the time...that is the way it is.
  • by mary Location: home on Feb 19, 2009 at 05:16 AM
    dang nick you will never learn will just got out of jail bout a year ago for rob a bank in greene countie.hahaha
  • by I see Location: grimesland on Feb 18, 2009 at 05:22 PM
    thugs.... mugs...... no COLOR involved they are criminals.. they are dangerous we need strickter laws.. if you steal....... if you kill..... ..where are the 10 commmandments
  • by WITN on Feb 18, 2009 at 03:02 PM
    We typically do post mugs on stories. These arrived late last night, so they were not posted. The mug shots have now been posted to the story.
  • by Well on Feb 18, 2009 at 02:43 PM
    WITN, you are correct. Its started last night at 11pm. That's when I saw it. Then, according to your report, a brief clip at noon today. Most people, such as myself, are sleep at night and at work at noon. Your web page reaches far more people than your local newscast. Additionally, the website allows for comments. I'm just saying that I think it is only appropriate that you post their faces on here as well. There is a stark contrast to the way that this audience responds to crime. When a black person commits a similar crime, he/she is called a THUG. In most cases when a white person commits the same crime the audience is not so quick to call the person a thug-maybe one or two will, but not the majority.
  • by Mr. Lee Location: Buffalo City, NC on Feb 18, 2009 at 02:04 PM
    Outstanding work Mr. Robinson! You are and have been an example to many of us.
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Feb 18, 2009 at 01:11 PM
    lol, Jeff Robinson probably trained the GPD officers who responded. He was one of my instructors when I went through the General Instructor's course at PCC. Way to go Jeff, outstanding work.
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