FIRST ON WITN: Suspect Arrested In Trade Wilco Robbery

Greenville Police say they have arrested a suspect who assaulted and robbed a clerk at a Trade Wilco station Friday.

Curtis Ray Roundtree, 38, of Edwards Bridge Rd. in Grifton is charged with common law robbery and assault on a female.

Greenville Police say they had assistance from Ayden Police in the arrest of Roundtree at his home in Ayden. The police report says he was arrested without incident Tuesday night.

WITN aired surveillance pictures of the suspect at the crime scene. Police say people called Crimestoppers and identified the man as Roundtree.

Greenville police detectives believe Roundtree robbed the store because of an addiction to drugs. This is Roundtree's first arrest. His bond has been set at $20,000.

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Greenville police are looking for the public's help in tracking down a robber who struck a store clerk Friday night.

It happened at the Trade Wilco at 502 SW Greenville Boulevard around 11:00 p.m.

Police say the robber got some beer out of a cooler, put in on the counter and then went behind the counter where the employee was standing. The man struck the woman employee on the side of her head with his fist and then took the money from the cash register.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.

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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 15, 2009 at 09:33 AM
    Editor; What printed sin did I commit that sent my post into oblivion?
  • by Tommy Location: Winterville on Jan 15, 2009 at 09:24 AM
    Anonymous. Fair enough. But do we have a deal? If he pleads guilty, you report back here for a mea culpa, if he is exonerated, I will do same. Deal?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 15, 2009 at 09:08 AM
    tommy, you dont know that he actually hit her in the head do you? Dont judge people when you only know part of the story. You only know what the news can or should i say will report.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Jan 15, 2009 at 08:16 AM
    To Anonymous, thanks on the spell check. I realized it just as I hit enter. Sorry about that. Really didn't think to many would catch it. You're good.
  • by Tommy Location: Winterville on Jan 15, 2009 at 07:40 AM
    A Friend: Just a thought: there is a difference between seat belt use and striking a woman in the head and stealing. No one ever claims to doing everything right "100% of the time". To use this as an excuse though is laughable and specious. I anticipate your response: innocent until proven guilty. Do us a favor, when this guy pleads guilty to this assault and robbery (on a lesser plea bargained charge, of course), come back here and admit it. OK?
  • by A friend on Jan 15, 2009 at 06:09 AM
    I happen to know this man very well and none of you know why he did it or the entire story surrounding the situation. Therefore before you judge someone that you dont know... get the facts.Which one of you are perfect and never do anything wrong? everyone wears their seatbelts and never speed right? you all do everytthing by the book 100% of the time? yeah i didnt think so.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2009 at 11:29 AM
    Just a suggestion Betty *coughs* spell check: attics=addicts and knew=new
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Jan 14, 2009 at 08:22 AM
    Well he "may have been killed", he "might have been shot", or he "could have been blown away" for this crime IF the clerk had a weapon or some customers had came in and had a weapon AND if his mama or daddy really cared about him as a child, beat his butt and made him mind, he would have a little respect for other people. THEN he wouldn't be in this mess.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Jan 14, 2009 at 07:30 AM
    A drug attic so what’s knew? Most if not all of the robbers are drug attics. Get your guns out to stop all of this crime. Good job on the people coming forward to report this scum. We need more to do just that. Let the thieves know they aren't controlling the Pitt County no more.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 14, 2009 at 07:19 AM
    Just hang on, the Blog Refluter will be along any time now to spin a sorrowful tale about why this poor clown did this. It will be full of "may have", "might have" and "could have". It won't make any sense, never does.
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