NEW INFO: Pitt County Dollar General Accused Robber In Jail

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Deputies said a day after a man robbed a Dollar General at gunpoint, he was found and arrested.

Deputies said 25-year-old Cornelius Roberson was arrested late Wednesday night by detectives, patrol deputies, and U.S. Marshals.

Deputies at the Pitt County Jail confirm Roberson has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second degree kidnapping.

Roberson's bond was set at $150,000 ahead of his first court appearance. He is set to go before a judge Thursday morning.

This arrest closes the only armed robbery case under investigation by the Pitt County Sheriff's Office. Of the five recent cases in the Greenville area, four were within the city limits of Greenville and are under investigation by Greenville police. Police announced an arrest in the cases Thursday morning, in addition to one arrest made immediately following the first armed robbery in the recent spree.

17-year-old Kumetrius Friason was tracked down by a Greenville Police K9 unit on Saturday, not long after officers said the teen robbed the Wilco-Hess station on N.Greene Street. Friason was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, 2nd degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon and possessing a weapon of mass destruction.


The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is working with other law enforcement agencies to track down an armed robber.

Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks says that it happened at the Dollar General at 4964 NC 33 East. That's leaving Greenville towards Grimesland.

Sheriff Elks says that a man with some kind of cover over his face walked into the store just before the store closed at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday and held it up at gunpoint.

We're told the man left the scene and was seen making contact with a vehicle at Burnetti's, which is just up the road from the Dollar General -- but it's unclear if the robber left in the car.

Sheriff Elks says there were no injuries.