Two Home Invasions Prompts Warning From Deputies

Residents of one Eastern Carolina county are being told to keep their doors locked and watch out for suspicious activity after two home invasions during the past two weeks. In one of those cases the victims were beaten with a hammer and baseball bat.

The latest happened Friday night on North Road Street in Columbia. Tyrrell County deputies say the residents told them that three people broke into their home, beat two people with a hammer and baseball bat and robbed them.

The robbers are described as three black males, dressed in black pants, black shirts and masks covering the bottom of their faces.

Deputies say a similar burglary and robbery happened on August 24th on Cypress Street in Columbia.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrests in these cases. People with information should call the Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office at 252-796-2251.


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  • by a long time gone Location: sunny place on Nov 9, 2009 at 06:50 PM
    i agrey with you the police know and can stop the drugs in this town i have a lot of famly and frinds in this town thair all sick of it to when i come to see them thats about all we talk about it time to rid the town of all its law men and women and hire some not from thair and then and only then will you see a change but do you wont the out side in mybe some one with the curidge will step up and clean house and turn it around when that one comes back him or her and get your town back. ps. get the peopel togather go to town hall and voice your concerns call the pappers the news tell who ever will listion. keep your heads up.
  • by Proverb Location: Columbia on Oct 1, 2009 at 02:21 PM
    Here it is 15 days later no crime. They lurk in the dark to devour your flesh. I blame it on these churches that won't stand up.They have sexual abusers in high places. 4 in Columbia. Two have the same Pastor. Do the daughters know who they are? The Mothers know but wont tell. There's now a group called the Safety something or other. Will they tell? All they do is get more money so the Sheriff's dept can get new cars. What about enforcing the Law? What about protecting the citizens? This place keeps things under the rug and crys later. Everyone should gossip about what they see and hear. Be the eyes and ears of this Sodom and Gomorrah." Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing. and bewrayeth it not."Pv 29:24
  • by Resident Location: Columbia on Sep 16, 2009 at 08:06 AM
    First, I would like to say how sorry that I am for the victim. I pray that you are recovering from the physical and mental anguish that you have endured through this. Columbia is a very nice place to live and please don't let a few bad apples spoil the bunch. Their wrong doing will one day find them out-it may not be soon enough for the victim or the residents of Tyrrell County, but it will happen. I pray for the victim as well as for the perpetrators. Guys, you need help!!!Don't ruin our town with your crime!
  • by Anonymous2 Location: Columbia on Sep 15, 2009 at 08:18 PM
    well first of all those of you who are saying to mind your own business are the ones who are going to be hit up next! Ha! Alot of people need to be done away with in this town...and it's mostly on that one side of columbia known as railroad...now i will say there are plenty of ppl there with whom i accociate with and i feel are good people...but the cops are letting the others get away with too much drug action when they know they are doing it. I think that some of the trees hiding what they are doing back there need to be cut down, maybe then the law enforcement could get a hold on that mess. As for our law enforcement people, shoot, most of them are into drugs anyway, so thats why you see nothing being done! But i hope whoever it is is caught and if i can help i will, because i dont want my child to grow up in this crap and if they come to my door i will shoot them in the foot, ear, and leg and feed them to some rabid animal! Please feel free to give feedback on what i have said!!!
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Columbia on Sep 15, 2009 at 03:13 PM
    In response to "me": I am an educated professional who happens to live on North Road Street. There are a VARIETY of people living here; we are not just a neighborhood of drugs and thugs. I certainly don't appreciate the implication that my family and I should be wiped out because of where we live. With all due respect, it is not your place to impose judgment on the people who live on Road Street or anywhere else, for that matter. If someone comes into your home, then you can deal with it the way that you see fit. Also, I don't think it is appropriate to trash the "grandmothers" who are trying to raise children to the best of their ability. I know many young people here who have received awards, scholarships, etc., so I don't think it's fair to stereotype the young people of Columbia. Yes there are problems but you will find that anywhere you go. If you do not have any solutions to offer or do not like living in Columbia, may I suggest you look for happiness somewhere else.
  • by person Location: Columbia on Sep 15, 2009 at 11:14 AM
    First of all Tarneshia, not all crimes are committed by blacks, and if you carry yourself right NOONE can give you a bad name because of their actions. There are quite a few people in Columbia whom know who committed this crime but refuse to step up. Minding your own busniess when someone is hurt is the the way to go. We need to help law enforcement stop the crime now before it gets worse. SPEAK UP PEOPLE
  • by FD Location: OBX on Sep 15, 2009 at 08:22 AM
    They apparently haven't picked the right house yet....
  • by Bonnie Location: Weeksville on Sep 15, 2009 at 06:18 AM
    What on earth are these people talking about "mind your own business"???? They sound like persons of intrest that police should be questioning. That is what is part of this countries problem. People want to mind their own business when it comes to someone needing help, but when it comes to gossip WATCH OUT.
  • by voter Location: nc on Sep 14, 2009 at 09:49 PM
    annon@ 08:38, "mind your own business and you'll be okay?" you mean like those two young white men in downtown greenville two months ago? or perhaps the other victims listed on the front pages daily? you'll only be okay when this blight on society is eliminated.
  • by Former Resident Location: Greenville on Sep 14, 2009 at 06:23 PM
    So unfortunate that such a wonderful place to grow up has been infested with these types of people and the associated problems. I can recall spending alot of time during my childhood on the streets of Columbia without any concerns for safety. I hope that the victims are able to recover, and regain some peace in their lives.
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