Goldsboro Store Robbed Second Time This Week

For the second time in three days a Goldsboro convenience store has been robbed at gunpoint. This makes the third robbery at the business since mid-December.

The Pantry on East New Hope Road was robbed Thursday morning around 12:50 a.m. The store was also robbed at 12:40 a.m. Monday morning and back on December 12th.

Goldsboro police don't believe the three robberies are related. Sgt. Dwayne Dean says it's the only convenience store in the Pinewood area that is open 24 hours a day and it's near the edge of the city limits, offering an easy get-a-way for robbers.

In the latest robbery, police say a black man around 20 years old, 6'2'', 150lbs, wearing a black baseball cap, gray hoodie, and a red bandanna across the bridge of his nose entered the store with a handgun and demanded money. He left the area on foot.

Police have increased patrols in the area due to the recent robberies.

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A Goldsboro convenience store has been robbed, the second hold up there in about 2 weeks.

Police say the latest robbery happened at the Pantry on East New Hope Road around 12:40 a.m. Monday. That's when police say an armed man with some type of cloth over his face came in and demanded money.

The gunman left, running east on New Hope Road.

The same store was also robbed on December 12th and police don't believe Monday's robbery is related to that one, or several others that happened last week in Goldsboro.

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  • by true colors on Jan 6, 2011 at 03:35 PM
    Packin'? right, guaranteed by the statement, you dont have any kind of CCH.
  • by TO CJ Location: NC on Jan 6, 2011 at 01:54 PM
    CJ,I agree you are exactly right, no one under any circumstances should leave the security of thier home after dark. WRONG!!!! I'm packin' and will be out when I darn well please. **** And in response to Bertie, I think people like you should be banned.
  • by CJ on Jan 6, 2011 at 01:10 PM
    What really needs to happen is the owners of these stores to stop being so greedy, close at a decent hour, and stop putting these employees at risk. I don't think 5 or 6 hours of closure will break the bank for them.
  • by johnny Location: greenville on Jan 6, 2011 at 11:09 AM
    Bertie you are wrong. Guns should not be outlawed. I am proud to carry mine legally. Anything can happen, but Im not going to depend on the police to be my shadow. The bulge in my jacket is not a pack cigarettes. I will carry everywhere at all times. Any law abiding CCH permit holder is stupid if you dont.
  • by ConcernedResident Location: Goldsboro on Jan 6, 2011 at 11:01 AM
    As a local resident, what shocks me is that there have been NO increased patrols in the area and no media coverage until now. This store has been robbed three times in the past two weeks. I seriously doubt that they are not related. From what I've been told, the police still don't drive through the parking lot. The article states that the store is being robbed because it is the only store in the area open 24 hours and allows for an easy getaway. Shouldn't that mean you should keep a better eye on the area? Excuses excuses excuses. I hope the eldery night clerk doesn't end up hurt during one of these robberies.
  • by Bertie on Jan 6, 2011 at 09:04 AM
    Guns should be banned. People just don't know how to handle the responsibility.
  • by Justice on Jan 6, 2011 at 09:04 AM
    The store has a "NO concealed weapons" sign?!?! Hey, hows that working out for you? The people who have CCP's have passed the required training and background checks to be able to do so. I would be willing to bet there has been NO robbery convictions by anyone with one of these permits. Does someone have any stats on this kind of information?
  • by OpenCarry on Jan 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM
    Vote with your wallets, people. ANY business that posts a "no guns" sign should NOT get your business. Period. All these signs do is prevent LAW-ABIDING citizens from protecting themselves, and tell the criminals which businesses will be full of unarmed victims. "Gun Free Zones" are nothing more than "Guaranteed Victim Zones" for criminals, thugs, and psychos. Ever wonder why there aren't robberies or mass shootings at gun ranges or police stations? This isn't rocket science, folks...If you have a permit, you SHOULD be allowed to carry ANYWHERE--you've been fingerprinted and passed State and Federal background checks. If you can pass the Federal background check to buy a handgun, you can carry it Openly in NC with NO permit. The law-abiding citizens who are carrying are NOT who we need to worry about. Do these businesses REALLY think that criminals will obey their signs? "Oh golly gee, we can't rob this store--they don't allow guns"... Yeah, that will work...
  • by To Pure Justice on Jan 3, 2011 at 12:10 PM
    I DO NOT go into any store that has a sign *no concealed weapons*. All his tells the criminal is that the law-abiding citizen standing in line to pay for gas does'nt have a defend themself with. If you have a CCH you will not take it in for fear of losing your permit.
  • by Pure Justice Location: nc on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    Place a sign on the door "ROBBERS WILL BE SHOT" and do it. So simple. Or you could do like some businesses and post a sign that says "NO CONCEALED WEAPONS" then they couldn't carry a weapon in the store. So stupid.
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