Three Men Charged In Kangaroo Robbery

Three people are under arrest for the armed robbery of a Pitt County convenience store.

Brandon Taylor of Winterville, Damarus Collins of Greenville and Justin Ebron are charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon for the Sunday night holdup of the Kangaroo Express.

Deputies say the three were stopped by Greenville police as possible suspects in the robbery. Greenville police also charged Taylor and Ebron with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Bonds for Taylor & Ebron were set at $250,000 while Collins was given a $101,000 bond.

On Monday deputies said the Kangaroo robbery may be connected to another armed robbery several days earlier at Bells Fork, but so far the three suspects have only been charged with that one hold-up.

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Armed robberies at two Pitt County convenience stores could be related.

According to Pitt County chief of investigations James Tripp, two men wearing dark clothes, masks and gloves walked in the Kangaroo Convenience Store off Portertown Road just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday. The men told the clerk to hand over the cash in the register.

Authorities say while the clerk never saw a weapon, the men implied they had one. The clerk gave the two the money and they ran off, dropping some of the cash in the parking lot of the store.

Another robbery happened Thursday night at Bells Fork Mini Mart on Highway 43 South, near Greenville. Deputies say two men, matching the same description from the Kangaroo robbery, put a shotgun to the head of the clerk inside and demanded money. No one was hurt in either robberies and no arrests have been made.

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  • by Sympathetic Enthusiast Location: In a black mask on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:18 AM
    Also most of you can't even relate to this issue so what you have to say is irrelevant
  • by Sympathetic enthusiast Location: In Your Bushes Now on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:16 AM
    First and foremost what did i say have anything to do with government assistance what i had to say was strictly directed to the politicians who would rather do other things with the money the state is generating instead of making jobs. and yes i'm off my meds Tim and i'm very irritable!!
  • by bernard Location: clayton on Mar 8, 2010 at 01:11 PM
    strange, 2 men robbed the kangaroo and ran off, but the police arrested 3 men so why was the 3rd man arrested and charged? (not making any sense)
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2010 at 08:48 AM
    Sympathetic Enthusiast, please tell me you are joking. These people rob to get money to buy drugs. They don't work because there has never been a work ethic instilled in them due to govt. handouts.
  • by Tim Location: Raleigh on Mar 5, 2010 at 06:32 AM
    Sympathetic Enthusiast. Are you insane? Have you stopped taking your Meds? These are three thugs that aren't going to go get a job. The last time I checked, there were plenty of people on public assistance....
  • by Sympathetic Enthusiast Location: Foothills Correctional on Mar 5, 2010 at 05:13 AM
    If NC would produce more jobs we wouldnt have to worry about people trying to rob stores. The only reason people rob stores is because they are broke and these chain stores could actually spare a few hundred dollars since they make 20x's that a day. I think if politicians took more time to see that these aren't crimes of hate but more of crimes of neccesity they would see that NC needs an economic change. And to tell the truth if my kids or family were hungry or our power was out i would do the same thing to provide for them. I know this seems sad but thats the society we live in today. There are no jobs and that makes people do dastardly dees.
  • by me Location: g'ville on Mar 4, 2010 at 05:44 PM
    Kangaroo is the convenient store name. Yall are silly. Does anyone know the ages and race of the 3 charged. I know someone with the same name as one of those charged, and was wondering if it is the same person.
  • by Yank Location: up above on Mar 4, 2010 at 05:06 PM
    Yea Aussie, I know what ya mean. Those roos look so kind and cuddly but those guys are tough! Have you ever seen one box? They have their own gloves and everything! Btw, I sure would love to see these guys try to rob one your salt water crocs. Whew, that would be a sight to see!
  • by To Aussie on Mar 4, 2010 at 04:53 PM
    You guys sure know how to cook some ole shrimp on the barbie! Great onions too!
  • by Dave Location: In an architectual structure on Mar 4, 2010 at 04:40 PM
    Do you think PETA will get involved in this matter?
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