POLICE: Machete Wielding Robbers Caught

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Greenville police say they have arrested two men wanted in a series of machete armed robberies.

Early this morning police responded to an armed robbery at the Kangaroo on Charles Boulevard and officers spotted the suspect's vehicle near J.H. Rose High School. The two men ran as police tried to arrest them. They say Travis Branch was apprehended and several items from the robbery, including the machete, were recovered.

This afternoon police say they found the second suspect in the robberies, Travis Moye. Both men have been charged with the machete robberies at the Duck-Thru, three Kangaroo stores and at Baskin-Robbins.

Police are looking for a man caught on tape robbing a convenience store with a machete.

Yesterday police released surveillance pictures from one of the robberies.


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Police are looking for a man caught on tape robbing a convenience store with a machete.

Greenville Police say a masked man robbed the Duck-Thru convenience store on East 10th Street about 8:00 Friday morning.The suspect threatened the clerk with a machete and took off with cash, cigars, and other tobacco goods in a pink, camouflaged designed backpack. The suspect wore a mask and gloves, jeans and a dark colored sweatshirt. Police say he may have been driving an older model burgundy Toyota Camry.


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  • by Parent Location: Greenville on Sep 13, 2011 at 08:13 PM
    Let me guess? They were good kids, involved in sports and church, did great in school, and life was just unfair to them.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Sep 13, 2011 at 06:03 PM
    Things like this are why I carry every a gun where ever I go ... this dont make no sense what is he doing up so early in the morning...he must have pulled an all nighter as most thugs dont getup till 11am.
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:44 PM
    Congrats to GPD and any tipsters that helped make this happen. It would sure be nice if this started happening a bit more often!
  • by Wharf Rat Location: Manteo on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:15 PM
    They should have been taught what "never bring a knife to a gunfight" means.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 03:01 PM
    I think the pic is from the shell station by hastings ford in greenville. Went there last friday around 930 and the clerk was sayin she was robbed around 805 by a man with a machete. Stole cigarettes and cash....
  • by anon on Sep 13, 2011 at 03:01 PM
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      i bet the band is not wat your talking about.
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  • by jim Location: ec on Sep 13, 2011 at 02:40 PM
    outlaw giant knives and then we will have robbers using spears.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:54 PM
    Dont worry he is off the streets for NOW...and if he tells his story of how GPD got him...most of his buddies who do the same crimes will think twice next time they try to ROB!!! LOL Greenville K9s r awesome!!!
  • by ANNON Location: GREENVILLE on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:06 PM
    WAS the suspect right or left handed ???
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 09:52 AM
    OMG he could have put somebodies eye out with that thang
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