Search On For Suspect In Armed Robberies

Authorities hope they can solve two convenience store hold-ups with the capture of one suspect.

Authorities released surveillance video from a robbery at the Country Mart store on Highway 903 in Stokes in Pitt County. Authorities say the man walked in the store behind several customers and pulled out a silver hand gun on the cashier. We're told he left empty handed in that robbery, but they suspect he's the same person who robbed the Trade Mart on Highway 43 North in Pitt County three days prior to this- forcing workers there in a bathroom.

Chief James Tripp with the sheriff's office say it's imperative to get him off the streets. "I feel that he's a danger to the community that he's carrying a firearm, has exposed a firearm, he even made the clerks at the Trade Mart get into the bathroom. We don't know what he could have done at the store at the Stokes Country Mart."


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  • by Concerned CitizenG Location: Greenville on Jan 12, 2010 at 07:09 PM
    Its just a matter of time before he tries to "rob" the wrong store. Or he goes into a store and finds out that one of the other customers is also carrying.
  • by ??? Location: ???? on Jan 12, 2010 at 07:09 PM
    Where did they release video? Will it be posted here?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 at 05:34 PM
    any description of the robber ?
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