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Former Employee Charged In Night Deposit Robberies

A former employee is accused of twice robbing restaurant workers at gunpoint as they tried to make night deposits.

Jeremy Jefferson is charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon after his arrest Wednesday morning.

Goldsboro police say the two robberies involved night deposits from two different Andy's Steakhouse locations. The first one happened on April 4th when an employee said he was leaving the restaurant on Highway 111 South when he was attacked by a gunman who placed him in a choke hold and pointed the weapon at his head.

The next one happened late Tuesday night at the New Century Bank on Spence Avenue. Two employees were at the deposit drop box when a gunman came out from behind the bushes and demanded the deposit bag. Despite having on a black ski mask, the two victims were able to identify the gunman as Jefferson, who used to work at their Wayne Memorial Drive location.

The 21-year-old Mount Olive man was arrested by Wayne County deputies at his home, where they also recovered evidence from both robberies.

Jefferson's bond was set at $150,000.


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