Deputies Say Four Dollar General Robberies Connected

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of armed robberies they say are connected, all targeting Dollar General stores.

The latest robbery happened last night at the Dollar General store at 2469 US 117 South. Captain Tom Effler said the suspects are two to three males going inside and holding up the clerk.

Since November 2009, Effler says there have been four holdups at Dollar General Stores in the county and deputies believe they are all connected. The Dollar General on Highway 117 was held up the first time on November 27th, another Dollar General in Pikeville robbed on December 13th, and the Dollar General on U.S. 13 in Goldsboro was held up on January 25th.

If anyone has any information they are asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 919-731-1481 or Goldsboro/Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.

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  • by william Location: goldsboro on Feb 27, 2010 at 03:07 PM
    just glad no one was hurt, but when the economy is in the shape that it is, it is to be expected to see more of these kind of crimes, the companies need to hire security (armed) in these stores, to protect the employees and customers, also it will help create jobs for the people that qualify, and instead of late hours close a little early, same way with the 24 hr open stores, we need to get back to basics
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 25, 2010 at 03:54 AM
    Next it will be hot dog vendors and Girl Scout cookie stands at store fronts. This is a major problem and deserves national exposure!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 at 08:47 PM
    What a bunch of fools.I geuss there gonna start on the salvation army next.
  • by Anon on Feb 24, 2010 at 06:12 PM
    Four robberies of Dollar General stores connected. Who figured this out, Barney and Goober!
  • by John Location: greenville on Feb 24, 2010 at 09:17 AM
    Looks like the only people poorer than dollar store customers, is the dollar store robbers.
  • by BJ Location: Greenville, N. C. on Feb 24, 2010 at 08:57 AM
    These places need to ALWAYS have 2 people working in there together, never be left alone. That goes for gas stations, etc. Too dangerous!!

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