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POLICE: Distinctive Walk Lands Robbery Suspect Behind Bars

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Police say a man's distinctive walk gave him away and now he's behind bars, charged with an armed robbery.

Vanceboro Chief James Jenkins says Demetrius Woods was arrested last night for the December 20th robbery of their Dollar General.

Police released surveillance video of the gunman, and the chief credits leads from CrimeStoppers and the media for helping solve the crime.

Jenkins says the 23 year old man admitted robbing the business with a pistol and a box cutter.

He's in jail on a $25,000 secured bond.


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Vanceboro Police and the Craven County Sheriff's Office are investigating an armed robbery of the Dollar General on Highway 43 in Vanceboro.

Vanceboro Police Chief James Jenkins says the call came in right around 6:30 p.m. Friday night.

He says the suspect reportedly had a gun and a box cutter and robbed the cashier.

No one was injured, but there were several customers inside at the time.

The only description of the suspect at this time is a black male who left on foot.

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