Convenience Store Robbed Overnight

Police are looking for two men who held up a convenience store early Thursday morning.

Greenville police say they were responding to an alarm activation at the Kangaroo Express at 1531 Southeast Greenville Boulevard when 911 alerted them that the store had been robbed.

Employees told police around 1:20 a.m. two men came into the store and implied they were armed. They demanded money from the cash register and ran from the store, heading west.

Police say the one robber is described as a black man, approximately 5’6”, 160-175 lbs., thin build, and wearing dark clothes. The second robber was also a black man, approximately 5’8”, 190-200 lbs., medium build, and also wearing dark clothes.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact the Pitt-Greenville Crimestoppers at 252-758-7777.

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  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Jan 3, 2010 at 12:08 AM
    Change the law, 10 years for using a gun, 20 years if fired, life if someone is hurt. Florida has the law and it is posted on bill boards throughout the state. Add solitary confinement for first year in jail, no visitors
  • by Thinking Location: greenville, nc on Jan 1, 2010 at 03:42 AM
    didn't someone just get killed last night for robbing someone? are the punk thieves just plain STUPID? maybe shoot a few more and eventually, the others will understand that people are not playing anymore. Note to criminals: stop stealing people's things. get a job and buy your own stuff, you lazy punk!
  • by The_PoPo Location: Greenville on Jan 1, 2010 at 12:37 AM
    Lisa, to answer your question,Yes and No. While taxpayers money do provide a SMALL amount of the Officer's Salaries we are not the personal body guards for places of business. I think we can all agree on the fact that mostly women work at these stores and most of them work alone and at night. What has the business owner that makes MILLIONS of dollars done to protect most of these workers? Installed a crappy 200 dollar CCTV system that couldn't print a clear picture for anything in the world??? Where is there responsibility to protect their own workers, the ones that make it possible to rake in MILLIONS of dollars?? And contrary to popular belief we do not have "plenty" of Officers, it is obvious that you have never did a ride-a-long with a Greenville Officer. On any given shift we answer a ungodly amount of calls of various kinds and usually have a backlog of calls! Vote for your next Mayor if you want change, it has to start at the top in order to work! We would LOVE to have plenty!
  • by OpenCarry Location: Washington on Dec 31, 2009 at 11:30 PM
    Lisa, Actually, in NC, ANY person who can legally purchase and possess a handgun can carry it OPENLY without any sort of permit. You only need a permit to carry concealed. Have you ever noticed how Pawn Shops don't get held up? That's because all the employees are Open Carrying, right on their hips, in plain view. Anyone who works nights in a business that takes in a lot of cash is stupid if the are NOT armed and trained. Self-Defense is a BASIC HUMAN RIGHT.
  • by LW Location: Greenville on Dec 31, 2009 at 01:33 PM
    How about this? Polticians ,put aside your PC ,left wing Ideas and Offer the poltice department 5 thousand $ for any police officer that kills,catches ar arrest thugs that rob, assalut people that try to make and living at these stores. Or get some old cloths and sit close where all these robbries happen.Ask the people of Greenville to donate to this cause and you will have 1000 thousands$ in no time.and the poltice get to make money in there off time.
  • by lisa Location: WASHINGTON on Dec 31, 2009 at 11:49 AM
    Do our taxpayer money cover policeman cruising through these parking lots? There are plenty of police in Greenville. Most of these clerks are female and left with little to no protection. In NC, civilians can carry a concealed weapon. You must pass the background check and take the qualifying course. If we don't protect ourselves, who will!
  • by wilco hess cashiers family Location: washington greenville on Dec 31, 2009 at 10:21 AM
    they need to pass it her in nc becouse these kids walking out buy thier self is bad. i bet u the owners would not want thier kids or famliy leaving the stores at night alone not knowing whos hiding outside they do not pay thier cashier enuff money to risk thier life but some people has to do what they can to support thier families. so please keep all of them in your prayers thank you and god bless all
  • by Al on Dec 31, 2009 at 10:11 AM
    I too once worked in a gas station/convienence store just out of high school. We were required to close at 11:00 p.m. and read the pump meters in the dark. This was almost 25 years ago, but I must say I thought about what could happen. It was creepy and every noise you heard after closing made the hair stand up on the back of your neck. These people make minimum wage and are put in harms way daily at these places. I once had a very drunk man stumble into the plate glass window after tripping over the curb coming into the building. Lucky he wasn't cut when the glass shattered.
  • by Steve Location: Greenville on Dec 31, 2009 at 09:43 AM
    I useds to live in a town that had passed an ordinance that required the stores to have 2 clerks on duty at all times. They can't use the excuse it costs too much when you see the prices they charge. How much is a life worth?
  • by wilco hess cashiers family Location: greenville /washington on Dec 31, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    i think all stores should have 2 people opening and2 closeing day and everynight but no wilco of washington and greenville they dont care about the person walking out at night by thier self no we cant acess the safe but the robbers dont know that please wilco from one family to another STOP making them young boys and girls close at night by thier self may god be will all that have to open and close these stores everyday for our convenance
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