Rash Of Robberies In Pitt County

Police are investigating 22 robberies in Pitt County in just one month and believe some of them are connected.

Greenville police say last week, two Burger King Restaurants were hit by armed suspects as well as the Courtyard Marriott on Stanstonburg Road on Sunday. In Winterville, the U.S. Cellular store was robbed by two men in masks Monday- one suspect had a gun.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office, along with Ayden and Winterville Police, say there could be a connection between those robberies.

The Pitt-Greenville Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 dollars for the arrest of the people responsible for the recent robberies.


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  • by Maybe on May 5, 2011 at 05:20 AM
    We should go to the courthouse and request all of the reports and see how mnay are actually solved... bet that would give a better picture of what is really going on!
  • by Remember on May 4, 2011 at 06:26 AM
    Please remember that Neil Elks said in his campaign promises that he would solve all of these crimes so please don't be worried...
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      by jon on May 4, 2011 at 10:31 AM in reply to Remember
      And he's doing just that! Scroll up and read the headlines today, that is if you can "remember".
  • by Gray on May 3, 2011 at 08:58 PM
    Yes they are connected by the common thought that if they get caught they will get a pat on the back and a slap on the wrist, maybe lets see now PROBATION and a SUSPENDED sentence, so they can go right back and do it again....Good job, judges, DA and jurors...Now run and tell that
  • by Tarzan Location: Greenville on May 3, 2011 at 08:00 PM
    Give the robbers "The Bin Laden" treatment and they rob no more.
  • by Anonymous on May 3, 2011 at 08:00 PM
    start shooting back people. Once enough are dead then maybe they'll think twice before pulling out a gun. Most probably are just doing it for show. No intention of using it. Just to scare people. Use of ballistic tazers and maybe CCP would stop these thugs and show an example to the other people that maybe they should think twice about the consequences of using a weapon, esp. if they have no intention of using it and turns out it gets used on them. Obviously the police aren't going to put this on a high profile until someone gets killed.
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      by I agree on May 4, 2011 at 03:46 AM in reply to
      I say, shoot them once they catch them.
  • by Normal Behavour on May 3, 2011 at 06:57 PM
    Robberies in Greenville are fairly common aren't they? Why is this news? Business as usual. Nothing to see here....move along.
  • by Bruce the Shark Location: Greenville on May 3, 2011 at 06:39 PM
    How about a description of the criminals?
    • reply
      by Dave on May 3, 2011 at 07:05 PM in reply to Bruce the Shark
      That's easy, young black males.
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      by Blake on May 3, 2011 at 07:09 PM in reply to Bruce the Shark
      Description is always the same.
  • by Vince Location: Washington on May 3, 2011 at 06:31 PM
    Twenty-two robberies all in a month.... connected? Nah, surely not. A common thread among them? No way. What are the cops thinking?? Surely this has all got to be random.......
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      by Dave on May 3, 2011 at 07:06 PM in reply to Vince
      That's why the GPD aren't the smartest of people.
  • by springtime for bloods on May 3, 2011 at 06:17 PM
    gang hazing?
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