CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Shots Fired During Store Hold-Up

Deputies in Washington County are hoping the public can recognize three men who fired shots at a store owner and a clerk Wednesday night.

It happened at the Five Star Fuels in Roper around 10:30 p.m. Deputies say the men, armed with a rifle, robbed the business taking an undisclosed amount of money.

To view the surveillance photos, click on the PHOTOS tab at the top of the story.

Fortunately no one was hurt by the gunfire. All three robbers were wearing dark clothing and bandannas covering their faces. They ran from the store after the robbery.

Anyone with information on the robbery should call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 252-793-24222.


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  • by frankie Location: plymouth on Jun 23, 2011 at 01:47 AM
    why does everyone blame the sheriff,thats why his deouties go to training is to solve these cases. the sheriff alot to do in his office politicly. i wish everyone would stop complaining the people on the street are the ones who solve the crime most of the time. If anyone knows who this person which is gonna be hard to do by this picture they will tell someone who can follow up on it. If hes a good investigator or her justice will be done and the sheriff is handleing it the right way its our duty to help the sheriffs dept. if we can and help them to clean up this county anyway possible. Im truly surprised that everyone in this county doesnt feel this way. Be careful but helpful to your county lawenforcement see if life dont go better in this county with a bad name. Remember you live in this county so if you run it down then your running yourself down. How would you like for this county tobe remembered. I hope with pride,respect and honor. Thank you. 21 yrs in lawenforcement myself and a honor discharged green beret in washington county
  • by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2011 at 01:23 PM
    I wonder why Washington County Sheriff's office went to the media for this case because the majority of all the crimes that are committed inside Washington County are not reported by the Sheriff or his deputies because they don't want to be embarassed on camera. Washington county sheriff's office is a waste of the county's tax payers money because they will not solve this robbery.
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      by Washington County on Jun 21, 2011 at 06:38 AM in reply to
      Who would be that ignorant not to report if their store has been robbed? Regardless of how you feel about the Sheriff and his crew, if this was you; you would most defiantly reported this to the law; wither it was Sheriff Ross or the Sheriff that wanted to win....Hopefully, Ross and his deputies can handle this such as they handled the re-election!!! You do the crime, you MUST do the time....
  • by jc on Jun 4, 2011 at 11:06 AM
    I never leave the house without a .45 better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it.
  • by Defender on Jun 4, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    Buy a gun. Carry it open, and/or take the CHP Class and get the silly permission slip to use your 2nd Amendment rights to conceal it and carry, carry, carry it everywhere.
  • by Huh on Jun 4, 2011 at 05:42 AM
    It'll be like every other crime in Washington county.. unsolved!!!
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      by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2011 at 07:52 PM in reply to Huh
      You are so RIGHT. How MANY CRIMES HAVE NOT bEEN SOLVE HERE. YOU DO NOT HAVE that many fingers or toes!!!!!!
  • by peter pan Location: the world on Jun 3, 2011 at 07:58 PM
    Catch them. Put their rifle barrel where the sun don't shine, aim for the top of the head and pull the trigger.
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      by Trig 1 on Jun 4, 2011 at 07:45 PM in reply to peter pan
      hmmmmmm, is Peter Pan real?
    • reply
      by anon on Jun 5, 2011 at 06:09 AM in reply to peter pan
      I disagree,put it between their eyes so they can see where it's coming from.
  • by Anti-NAACP Location: Greenville on Jun 3, 2011 at 06:09 PM
    Come on, folks. What did you think you'd see when you looked at the photo's?
    • reply
      by Pro-NAACP on Jun 13, 2011 at 01:08 PM in reply to Anti-NAACP
      what did you think you were going to see?
  • by ? Location: eastern nc on Jun 3, 2011 at 05:33 PM
    I just hope someone will drop a dime on these guys , im sure they are stupid enough to run their mouths to the wrong person about this , Be a good Citizen turn these guys in...
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      by No Squealing! on Jun 4, 2011 at 11:09 PM in reply to ?
      Goodness knows those kind of people don't tell on each other.
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        by roper citizen on Jun 21, 2011 at 06:35 AM in reply to No Squealing!
        What do you mean "those kind of people"??? I'm not taking up for anyone because they need to be where they belong....LOCKED UP!!!!! Trust and believe, if I knew who they were, "this type of person" would be calling into report who "I" thought the suspects were. So....NO SQUEALING...(lol) you sound like one of "those people" that won't tell.....
  • by Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011 at 02:00 PM
    If they are locals,they will be caught.
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      by pam on Jun 13, 2011 at 01:09 PM in reply to
      i agree
  • by T Location: Washington on Jun 3, 2011 at 01:44 PM
    Stupid. Stupid, Stupid!!!
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