Two Armed Robberies Tuesday Night In Rocky Mount

Police in one Eastern Carolina city are investigating two armed robberies that happened two hours apart Tuesday night. One involved shots being fired at the victims, the other where the victim was pistol whipped.

Rocky Mount police say around 8:00 p.m. three people went to play cards at 1012 Winston Walk, When they arrived they were confronted with three armed men who demanded money. Two of the victims ran and were shot at, with one of them returning gunfire.

No one was injured and so far police have arrested one suspect, 17-year-old Donte Howard with armed robbery and discharging a firearm in city limits.

The second robbery happened just after 10:00 p.m. at the corner of Goldleaf Street and Carolina Avenue.

Police say two men approached the victim, who was walking to his mother's house, and hit him in the head with a pistol. The victim was then thrown to the ground, kicked in the face and stole $900.

So far police say they have no suspects in that robbery.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 at 02:43 AM
    After 10:00pm, with $900.00 in his pocket, walking to GRANDMOTHER"S house...RRRight
  • by To John: on Nov 18, 2009 at 12:41 PM
    That's what happens when you go on vacation.
  • by john Location: washington on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:51 AM
    What's up Kevin? Clean it up!!
  • by glad to be out Location: New Hanover County on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:27 AM
    Got to love Rocky Mount.
  • by Oldtimer Location: Eastern NC on Nov 18, 2009 at 08:32 AM
    Who in his/her right mind walks the streets of Rocky Mount with $900 in their pocket?
  • by k Location: martin county on Nov 18, 2009 at 07:45 AM
    They should have been i the riugh parts of the hood instead of harrising the inoccent
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