Deputies: Thief Cut Through Wall To Get In Store and Steal Cash, Goods

By: April Davis/ Lynnette Taylor
By: April Davis/ Lynnette Taylor

Authorities are investigating an unusual robbery this week, where someone actually carved and hacked their way through a cinder block wall to get in.

The store's owner, ken Quran showed WITN where the thief or thieves got into his store Monday night into Tuesday morning through his cooler after he says they came through a cinder block wall from outside the 427 convenience store on Old River Road in Pitt County A detective, says the suspects walked through a back open door and used sledgehammers and crowbars to get in. Quran says he's been robbed before and wishes something more could be done to stop them.

"Sometimes with gun. Sometimes they break in. The main thing is the law needs to be tough on those kinds of people for real. When they get someone that rob you with a gun. They need to go 20 years in jail, simple and easy."

Quran says they stole merchandise and about $3,000 dollars in cash. The Sheriff's Office says they don't have any suspects.


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  • by Luis Location: Greenville on Jan 15, 2012 at 06:04 AM
    The area is horrible so it doesn't surprise me.
  • by FUNNY on Jan 14, 2012 at 01:13 PM
    We still need ALL new law enforcement leadership in PITT COUNTY....One down one to go...
  • by Ali ho hum on Jan 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    Look's like the read Quran.
  • by prevention on Jan 14, 2012 at 09:25 AM
    Have motion sensors in my home. With the RIGHT electronic equipment, this sort of crime can be dealt with. Would not leave $3,000. in a place like this.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 14, 2012 at 09:07 AM
    Like pitching a tent in an intersection.pure genius.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2012 at 05:46 AM
    I feel sorry for this man. Not only does he face the typical racism so prevalent in ENC he must deal with thugs knocking his walls down. I can't wait to see the ignorant comments pole post here.
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      by Durka Durka! on Jan 14, 2012 at 07:41 AM in reply to
      Jihad! Al-jihad fi sabil Allah !
  • by Biker Dude on Jan 14, 2012 at 03:53 AM
    I take it this was an Arab store. Just guessing.
  • by john Location: farmville on Jan 13, 2012 at 07:24 PM
    i guess with all these robberies the INSURANCE companies will be busy
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