UPDATE: Robersonville Armed Robbery

Robersonville police say a masked man who was working alone robbed the Trade Mart on Academy St. Sunday night.

Officer Cahoon says the armed robbery occurred around 9:30 p.m. He says the masked man used a semi-automatic gun to demand money from the clerk.

Officer Cahoon says he does not know yet if there will be surveillance video or pictures released to the public, but there was one characteristic to the man that could help the public identify him. Cahoon says the man is about 5'2" tall.

The phone number to the Robersonville Police Department is (252) 789-4555, and the number to Martin County Crime Stoppers is (252) 792-8800.

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An armed robbery at a local gas station is under investigation today.

Martin County Sheriff's deputies say the Trade Mart on Academy St. in Robersonville Sunday night. The hold up was reported before 10 p.m. No details were available early Monday on the number of robbers, or if they were wearing masks.

The suspects in recent armed robberies in Pitt County have worked in small groups while wearing masks.

This was the second armed robbery reported in Martin County over the weekend. The Bojangles on East Blvd. in Williamston was held up Friday night.

Greenville police said there were no armed robberies in that city over the weekend.

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  • by Anonymous Location: martin co on Jan 16, 2012 at 02:52 PM
    Whats so sad about it is if they were to catch them, all they would do its lock them up for about 24 hrs and then release them...these useless pieces of trash need to be beat, literally and set an example for all the other soon-to-be robbers, then they would be scared to rob again
  • by Hard worker Location: Robersonville on Jan 16, 2012 at 01:29 PM
    Candy, your comment have nothing to do with the robbery. If you was behide 20 people and she didn't ID them maybe bc they r regular customers or they have been in the store more than 3 times that day. I work to that store and I have a very good attitude. So your opinion is just that yours!! And the Manager have more respect than anyone.
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      by Ken on Jan 16, 2012 at 03:06 PM in reply to Hard worker
      WRONG!! I will never spend another penny in that store because of the employees
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 16, 2012 at 01:22 PM
    You really want to here and see something? go to Kinston.com look at the mug shots,there is one last name cobb he was put under $6,000 bond for dog larceny and $800 for assault on a female.nice court system huh!
  • by Martin Co. on Jan 16, 2012 at 11:32 AM
    What is the characteristic that is distinct for the public to help recognize him??? Report doesn't tell the public.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 at 12:04 PM in reply to Martin Co.
      The way it reads, the robber is 5'2; apparently they mean that to be the distinct characteristic. So, be on the lookout for an armed munchkin.
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        by DJ on Jan 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM in reply to
        Masked....could have been a woman.
  • by DJ on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM
    Oh, is Trade Mart serving fried chicken now?
  • by C. Bronson on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    The cancer is spreading. If nothing is done it is going to get worse.
  • by Candy Location: Washington on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM
    Some rude people @ that store. I wouldn't even go in if they could figure out how to keep receipt paper in the gas machines. I was behind @ least 20 workers one day, all of them buying beer, old and very young not the first one was carded. Unfrienly manager and asst. manager get it together.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 at 03:07 PM in reply to Candy
      Agreed!! They did not steal my money because I refuse to go therefor those same reasons
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 16, 2012 at 08:04 AM
    5 feet 2 inches that narrows it down.that would be most folk's in duplin county.
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      by WOW on Jan 16, 2012 at 09:31 AM in reply to pete
      Or me....
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      by rickyw on Jan 16, 2012 at 03:21 PM in reply to pete
      and all of them in oz
  • by Jeff Wright on Jan 16, 2012 at 06:14 AM
    They are hitting targets they know are easy. Can't believe these individuals hit one business right after another and get away with it, without being caught! I hope and pray one of these pieces of trash try to pull something like this on me. I am a firm advocate for torture, and less prison time!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 16, 2012 at 08:43 AM in reply to Jeff Wright
      They are the Bama Bandits! It is their job to raise money for the DNC campaign to re elected hopey changey. Since Goldman Sachs dropped out, they will need a lot of money to do that....
  • by FEDUP Location: robersonville on Jan 16, 2012 at 05:41 AM
    If you had the right to protect your property and could shoot these pieces of trash the robbing would stop but no let's catch them and give them a year in jail were they wana be three hots and a cot and there back on the street
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      by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 at 06:03 AM in reply to FEDUP
      The Castle Doctrine that took effect Dec 1 also covers you at work and in your car. Basically if you have the right to be where you are, the new Doctrine covers you.

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