Mall Store Robbed In Rocky Mount

An armed robbery at a mall has police in one Eastern Carolina city searching for a gunman.

It happened just before 9:30 a.m. at the Golden East Crossing Mall in Rocky Mount.

Police say the man armed with a handgun came into the Body Shop and robbed the women's store as it was preparing to open.

The robber is described as a dark-skinned black man with facial hair, wearing a black coat with tan fur around it and a black hoodie over his head.

If anyone observed this crime or the suspect, contact Rocky Mount police at 252-972-1411.

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  • by Neal Shlonson Location: Manteo on Jun 16, 2009 at 08:48 PM
    Ahh.. Rocky Mount. Formerly a nowhere on the highway, now a bastion of crime, making the news every week. As far as concealed carry goes, it's ridiculous. If you have a licence, you should be able to carry, and without concealing it, as well. If more honest, upstanding citzens were allowed to have visible firearms, including assault weapons, and if crimes were punished immediately and severely, crime in this country would drop to zero. All it takes is the televised death penalty of one armed robber through medieval methods, and wha-la, no crime. America is far too soft. I blame the liberals with their touchy-feely love fests and socialist stances. You don't see this kind of crap in Iran. Try stealing there.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Jun 16, 2009 at 04:01 PM
    "Concerned Citizen -G'ville". you mean to tell me that the robber didn't turn around and leave the area without robbing it when he saw the "No Concealed Weapon" sign on the door. He actually entered with a concealed gun? To bad the citizens allowed to carry a concealed weapon could not have one to protect themselves and others during the robbery, or hold the guy at gunpoint until the police arrived. Look just because guns prevent 25 million crimes a year/ 6.849 per day, that being 550 rapes, 1,100 murders or 5,200 other violent crimes with the majority of the guns not even having to be fired, just shown (National Crime victimizations Survey 2000, Bureau of Justice Statistics and BATF)doesn't mean you should be able to carry a licensed firearm into a business, even though it would be hidden and cause no one any concern unless you had to protect your or their life! If you really wish to be disappointed with the NC house check HB 257,269,270,892,1131,1132 and 1133 killed pro-gun bills.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Jun 16, 2009 at 03:06 PM
    Say it aint so ... I thought that mall was a no gun zone(stickers on door). The problem is that the mall needs to have security posted at each entrance. If you are going to tell people that they cannot conceal carry then they need to have stricter security.
  • by Sam Location: Over the hill on Jun 16, 2009 at 12:46 PM
    I would have expected that a mall store would be the last store that someone would want to rob, considering the amount of people in sight and the distance to the car, but then again nobody knows what car he is driving if he is driving at all. I hope that police catch him and lock him in the slammer but I have a bad feeling that this will be one of the hardest cases to solve and capture him. If they get him, then lets make sure justice will be served on this robber.
  • by Brent Crogel Location: Manteo on Jun 16, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    Considering how hot and humid it has been lately, this guy... wearing a black coat with fur and black hoodie.. I'm sure he smelled pretty fresh. And what is up with this 1996, "Geocities" styled webpage? It looks like total crap. Change it back!
  • by Ryan Location: Greenville on Jun 16, 2009 at 10:07 AM
    I agree with ME below. This new format is aesthetically PAINFUL.
  • by ME Location: NC on Jun 16, 2009 at 09:01 AM
    WITN - change the layout back!! Please!!

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