NEW INFO: Accused Armed Robber Drops Gun, Cash Running From Police

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Greenville police said a local man has been arrested for an armed robbery at a grocery store.

Investigators said Christian Dyer robbed the Landmark Grocery on E. 5th Street a little after 11 p.m. on Thursday night.

Police say Dyer took off running near N. Elm and Willow streets, and canine units were called out to track him.

Investigators said they found the cash Dyer stole plus the gun he used in the robbery along the path where he tried running from officers.

Police canine units found Dyer hiding out in the bed of a pick-up truck along N. Meade Street.

Dyer is now facing one charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police said Dyer's rap sheet includes prior arrests for robbery, conspiracy, drug offenses, child abuse, and fleeing to elude police among other charges.

Dyer is in jail under a $150,000 secured bond.


Greenville police arrested a convicted felon early Friday morning and charged him with armed robbery.

Christian Dyer was booked into the Pitt County Detention Center around 3:45 a.m., according to officials at the jail. Dyer is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.

His bond is set at $150,000.

It's not clear what armed robbery case police connected Dyer to. There have been seven armed robberies in Greenville so far this month.