Police Investigate Three Robberies In Three Hours

Kinston police are looking into whether three armed robberies within a three hour period are connected or not. No one was injured in any of the robberies.

The first robbery happened around 10:30 p.m. on the 300 block of East Highland Avenue. Twana Howard told officers she was accosted by a man armed with a handgun. He took her cash and her cell phone. Police say they recovered the cash a short distance away.

Less than a half hour later police say Samuel Small was robbed by a group of six or seven young men while walking near the 700 block of East Gordon Street. In that robbery $18 was taken.

The final holdup happened near the Lunch Box on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard around 1:15 a.m. Police say the clerk provided 911 with the description of a Chevrolet Malibu. Police stopped the suspected vehicle in the Grainger Stadium parking lot with a 19-year-old and four juveniles inside.

The driver, Donte Johnson, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and simple possession of marijuana after police found a pistol grip shotgun tucked between the driver's seat and the door. At this point no one has been charged with any of the robberies.


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  • by boxer on Jun 15, 2011 at 03:25 PM
    Big time thugs stealing $18!! What's next, murder?
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:56 PM
    Rocky mount & Greenville eat your heart out.
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      by dc wayne county on Jun 15, 2011 at 07:31 PM in reply to pete
      Goldsboros got them all Beat!
  • by Curfew? on Jun 15, 2011 at 10:03 AM
    No Curfew? ...In Kinston? No wonder these little urchins are out after midnight. Serves the city right!
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