NEW INFO: Grifton Man Arrested For Two Armed Robberies

A Grifton man has been arrested for two convenience store armed robberies that happened a half hour apart Monday morning.

Kinston police say Joseph Anderson was found at a home on Waverly Avenue around midnight.

Police say Anderson is responsible for holding up the Murphy Express on West Vernon Avenue and the Mallard Food Shop on Highway 11 North in Kinston.

He's in jail on a $501,000 secured bond.


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A Grifton man is wanted for two convenience store robberies this morning, that happened within a half hour of each other.

Kinston police say they have two armed robbery warrants for Joseph Anderson, who may be driving a late model white Toyota Camry.

Police say this morning around 6:25 a.m. they got a call to the Murphy Express on West Vernon Avenue. The clerk told officers a man armed with a handgun stole an undetermined about of cash from the register.

Then at 6:52 a.m. the Mallard Food Shop on Highway 11 North was robbed with a man doing the same thing. In both cases the robber left in a white four door sedan.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the 24-year-old Anderson should notify your local police or call Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 09:10 PM
    Joey only carried about one of his kids and that was his daughter, he had nothing nor wanted nothing to do with his son. His drunk of a mother was probably involved in it some way or another. His entire family is a piece of work, and he deserves whatever punishment they give him, if not more. He hasnt embarrassed his mother, because she is a embarrassment herself. Her poor excuse mothering skills is what landed him in all the trouble he has and is in. She is to worried about getting drunk, smoking her drugs and screwing all these different men and even men that have girlfriends then to worry about raising her son right. GREAT JOB SONYA, SUCH GREAT PARENTING YOU DID WITH YOUR SON
  • by Irritated at the Ignorance on Dec 14, 2011 at 12:57 PM
    Joey is not a bad guy hes made bad choices YES! But you dont know his story and the life he has lived or what he was subjected to has a child. Yes he has a drug problem and yes he robbed 2 stores with a pellet gun....does this mean seriously he needs to be put to death NO i dont freakn think so!! im sure half of the comments here are coming from people who are sitting home living off the system as well....im not defending is actions im just saying stop and think before you post things with your name that sounds so ignorant!! i believe Joey needs a lot of mental therapy he is ONLY a product of his enviroment.....he needs to FIght back and regain his life and do better than what he was raised to be....an alcoholic low life loser...we love you JOEY get better and get away from this life and the family and friends you run with
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      by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 07:57 PM in reply to Irritated at the Ignorance
      Would you be saying that if he had a gun on you robbing you?
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      by day-um on Dec 15, 2011 at 02:44 PM in reply to Irritated at the Ignorance
      The only ignorance that is irritating is your epistle defending this garbage.
  • by happy to be out of kinston Location: greenville on Dec 14, 2011 at 09:49 AM
    kinston is a black hole....there are no jobs so people start robbing people or selling drugs. If you want to have a better life then move out of that dead town. I used to know Joey back in the day and he was a good guy (back then) but the truth is he hung out with criminals and when you hang out with them you either become one or you get tired of the bs and find new friends. I hope that one day he figures out that a life of crime will get him nowhere.
  • by he will always be a loser Location: snow hill on Dec 14, 2011 at 03:27 AM
    he will always be a loser he is right where he belong's....
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 13, 2011 at 03:39 PM
    I guess now he get's a new life as a prison wife.
  • by Anonymous Location: kinston on Dec 13, 2011 at 03:04 PM
    serves him right to be put in jail. he deserves ever bit of punishment he gets!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 11:13 AM
    I hope they check into the robbery over in Pinevilla. Odds are he had something to do with those as well. Fits the description of the thugs that have been hanging around that area.
  • by chill Location: enc on Dec 13, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    The guy help me roof last week . He said he wanted to work. I wish him the best of luck.He has ajob now.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 06:39 PM in reply to chill
      He has a State job now
  • by Sick of it Location: Kinston on Dec 13, 2011 at 10:05 AM
    Seriously thinking we need to reinstate the good old rules. People like that do not deserve to be here. Violent crimes are a choice. If you make that choice, society should be able to also make the choice to eliminate you. I don't care how pitiful his life is or how many children he has managed to create. Any person that holds a gun to someone's face does not deserve the life they live. They are not being productive members of society and therefore society should rid of them. Eventually these "thugs" and "cool kids" who think they're so big and bad will get the hint. Jail time is a vacation. Get rid of them and end our misery.
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      by REALLY?! on Dec 13, 2011 at 11:12 AM in reply to Sick of it
      So basically, what you're saying here is that you honestly believe that because a man took some money from two convenience stores, albeit at gunpoint, without physically harming or killing anyone, that we should put this man to death?
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        by WOW! on Dec 13, 2011 at 12:31 PM in reply to REALLY?!
        Yes - that's what the man is saying - and I agree - the madness needs to stop!
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        by Bugged on Dec 13, 2011 at 01:20 PM in reply to REALLY?!
        Nope...just cut his hands off so he can't steal again.
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          by Lisa on Dec 13, 2011 at 02:39 PM in reply to Bugged
          That will work, but not to take his life. He hasn't murdered anyone. "Thou shall not kill", who is to judge that someone should die except the Lord God!!!
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          by Federally Fed? on Dec 13, 2011 at 04:39 PM in reply to Bugged
          So, who is gonna feed him after you cut his hands off?
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      by lisa on Dec 13, 2011 at 02:37 PM in reply to Sick of it
      Seriously, they don't deserve to live. I think that's a bit much!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 08:54 AM
    SMH... Joey I thought ypu learned a lesson. Guess not
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