Police Investigate String Of Armed Robberies

Greenville Police are investigating a series of armed robberies and say these attacks are their first priority.

Greenville Police say just before 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning, an armed suspect jumped from some bushes and held up the Burger King on the 3000 block of 10th Street, forcing the female employee inside and stealing more than $1,300. Another Burger King, this one on North Memorial Drive and Highway 33 was robbed Thursday night.

Late Sunday night, 2 people inside the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel on Stantsonburg Road in Greenville were held up by 2 men. Police say a woman's purse was stolen and the clerk was forced to empty out the cash drawer. Sgt. Carlton Williams says they're looking to see if these cases are related.

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  • by Gray on May 3, 2011 at 05:30 PM
    Okay I am going to post a comment that may anger some (personally I don't really care) Greenville Police Department can only arrest the criminals and Charge them, it is up to the judges and jurors to sentence them and find them Guilty, until we stop giving criminals a slap on the wrist and SUSPENDED sentences crime is going to continue to rise. If you want to better your neighborhoods, stop cowering behind closed doors and start calling the Police and reporting suspicious actions. We need to make the sentence fit the crime, and do away with PROBATION and rights for CRIMINALS.....Now run and tell that
  • by Gville on May 3, 2011 at 03:57 PM
    Your kidding not in Greenville NC.....
  • by Unconcerned on May 3, 2011 at 08:53 AM
    "I don't live in greenville so I'm not worried about the increase in crime for that area." If everyone felt this way, crime would eventually incroach every nook & cranny of our nation. We need to make punishment, Real PUNISHMENT... so criminals will be less likely to return.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on May 3, 2011 at 07:59 AM
    To "Investigating" if a cop stops someone for just going over the speed limit by only 4 MPH, then that cop or whoever told this cop to write a ticket has no business being involved with law enforcement. There are way too many worse things going on. This should be about safety, but the Greenville PD as they have done since the 1990's have not cared for the safety of the overall public or any individual. If it's the Greenville PD, it's going to be all about the money. Greenville PD has always been a joke for exhibiting this kind of behavior and the way they conduct themselves. Between me getting harassed by them for just a liquor drink in an apartment parking lot and them not going after 3 thugs who jumped me and that could have killed me, I have NO USE for the GPD and their sorry chief. This comes from someone who was at ECU for 5 years for getting a four year and a Master's degree (3.7 GPA) and was there strictly for an education. Outside of going to any ECU sporting events, I stay away from Greenville.
  • by Cuffem Location: Stuffem on May 3, 2011 at 05:57 AM
    Traffic stops are just an excuse to check ID's and do searches to turn up drugs, guns etc., or make someone scared and run so they can have some "fun." Of course, they'll just ticket you and take the $$ if nothing else happens, but that just makes them mad that they didn't find anything more serious and they take it out on the next poor citizen they stop.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on May 3, 2011 at 03:17 AM
    Greenville? Hmm. Isn't that the same city that Kandy likes to loiter in after midnight? Just wondering.
  • by James Location: Greenville on May 2, 2011 at 09:40 PM
    Three over sounds like a confession to speeding. Brewington must be doing his job,so no one can complain about him not doing his job.
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on May 2, 2011 at 09:05 PM
    Stop these speed radar traps.That is what i have been preaching about.Use these officers at night time to watch for crime.But Police do not get the message.It is all about the $$$. Guess they will never get the message. City Manager & Council need to demand answers from police chief as to why they cannot catch even one of these robbers.
  • by Bruce the Shark Location: Greenville on May 2, 2011 at 09:01 PM
    How can we help catch these criminals when WITN won't even publish a description of them? Were they green, yellow, pink?, What? Is it politically incorrect to give physical descriptions of the criminals now. Are some communities getting sensitive about crime in their areas?
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2011 at 07:04 PM
    you would think these armed robbers would learn from the last guy who got shot and killed. guess not.
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