Robbery Victim Follows Attacker, Police Make Arrest

A Goldsboro man tried to get away with armed robbery but instead landed himself behind bars.

Authorities say 22-year-old Rhyel Atkinson of Goldsboro held up a person at gun point in the Walmart parking lot on Spence Avenue around 4 a.m. Monday. The victim wasn't going to let Atkinson get away and decided to follow him while talking to 911.

Goldsboro Police located the vehicle and made the arrest. Atkinson has been charged with armed robbery and larceny of a firearm among other charges and was placed in the Wayne County Jail.

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