Kinston Police Searching For Armed Robbers

Kinston Police say armed robbers, who ambushed a family arriving home, are still on the loose.

Officer Woody Spencer says it happened Thursday night around 10 p.m. on Autumn Drive in Kinston. A family had just arrived home and was walking towards their house when one victim noticed three armed men wearing all black emerging from the backyard.

Several family members were able to get inside the house and lock the door while two victims stayed outside. One victim who remained outside was tackled and his cell phone and wallet were taken. Another was searched but the robbers didn’t find anything of value to take. The robbers then ran off behind the home. No one was injured. The robbery is still under investigation.