NEW INFO: Arrest Made In Snow Hill Bojangles Robbery

Snow Hill police say they have made an arrest in the armed robbery of the Bojangles this morning.

22 year old Justin Tyson has been charged in the case.

Police Chief Jon Rae says the robbery happened around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday morning. Rae said there were employees and customers in the business when the robbery happened.

The chief says they also seized a Mercury Cougar they believe was used in the hold-up.

The same Bojangles on 1035 Kingold Blvd was robbed on January 23rd around 9:15 p.m. Police were looking for three suspects in that armed robbery. A KFC in Goldsboro was also robbed on the 23rd around 8:00 that night.


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  • by greene co citzen Location: snowhill on Feb 24, 2012 at 06:14 AM
    We need change in Greene co starting with the sheriff dollar general was robbed 2weeks ago then bojangles for the 2nd time this year the robbers know Greene co dnt care if u anit dealing drugs limmie dnt care this co has no safety at all police dnt take their job serious which is sad and bojangles dnt care about their employees do they would have closed down till night shift come in jobs only care abt the money
  • by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 at 08:46 AM
    Relieved to see a quick arrest. Good work SHPD. And what is up with all you whiners saying bawahhhh the economy is bad...yep it is w gas up 83% in three years...should make you think but really that is no excuse to rob, rape, or steal EVER! I am sure all the libs...poor kid, no daddy, no upbringing..again, this is no excuse for people like this kid and the ones we see walking all over town all day and night with NOTHING better to do except to put the taxpayers of this community at risk everywhere everyday ALL THE TIME! I say we need to start arming ourselves and next time this happens and there will be a next time we can take care of yall ourselves!
  • by ENUF on Feb 23, 2012 at 07:07 AM
    Some of you people are pure and complete idiots. You have no idea what is going on in someones life until you have walked in their shoes. Be careful how you bad mouth someone without facts or it may come back to bite you. Sure you are very quick to your opinion when it's about someone else but do you ever stop to think about anyone's family before you bash them for something you know nothing about except for what came over the "grapevine". I guess it doesn't matter that "little joe" down the road heard kids at school talking about his family and cried. It doesn't matter that a mom heard you talking about her child and was broken hearted. It doesn't matter that a little girl or little boy was picked on at school because other kids heard their moms/dads talking over dinner and made fun of them. You people make me sick.
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      by ZEUS on Feb 23, 2012 at 10:57 AM in reply to ENUF
      ENUF,are you THOR?You call people idiots then say becareful how you bad mouth someone!I am your almighty smiter.Behave yourself!
  • by No More Bo Time For Me on Feb 23, 2012 at 02:35 AM
    I stopped at the Bojangles in Snow Hill about 90 mins. after this crime was committed and while the SHPD and GCSD were investigating, the drive thru was up and running. One would think that Tands would care enough for their employees to shut the store down and give them time to recover from the incident. What the young man did was wrong,but Bojangles apparent lack of concern for the employees was criminal as well. My family and I will not be going back to Bojangles.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 07:14 PM
    I know that this crime was harsh, but has anyone thought of the fact that this child was on medication? He has been off his meds for a while(his family thought that he was taking them) and that is how this whole incident was sparked. Some people that commit crimes are not aware of what they are doing. Thank God no one was injured, but please give this young man a chance to get the help that he needs.
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      by Bellazmimi on Feb 22, 2012 at 07:49 PM in reply to Anonymous
      You have got to be kidding! Sounds like you were the one not taking care of him. No piety party here. He is a grown man. He did the crime. He knew what he was doing. That's what wrong with these young people today. They have no one in the family as a role model just people with excuses excuses excuses and more excuses. Put him in jail where he belongs so at least the taxpayers (the people who actually work) can feed and clothe him and maybe teach him right from wrong
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      by doesn't matter on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:32 PM in reply to Anonymous
      This isn't his first offense...first of all. He was arrested for the attempt of robbery at a Greenville, NC ATM outside of Food Lion at Stanton Square as well... Mentally, even if your disorder "somehow" sparked the situation the person thought about the crime before they committed it, therefore, they should be guilty. People like him make me wonder if anywhere is safe. I'm pretty sure he was aware of what he was doing...it's an impulse of "wanting" to do it. I hope your right that he does get the help he needs, but I believe he needs to also serve time for the crimes he has committed. I'm sick of people letting the criminals go.
  • by TaxPayer Location: GreeneCo on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:20 PM
    Doesn't anybody know that this guy turned his self in? DON'T give Lemmie credit for this. PS gald this guy is off the streets anyway.
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      by hardworker on Feb 22, 2012 at 07:27 PM in reply to TaxPayer
      Everything I saw had GC Sheriff office assisting...Snow Hill has their own police now. And, people shouldn't complain about the quality of law enforcement who never worked in it...for 23K per year!
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        by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM in reply to hardworker
        Actually it was the GCSD that responded to the call because SHPD was not on duty. It took the SHPD Chief over an hour to arrive on scene and GCSD had already located the suspect vehicle at that time. Sheriff Smith has done an outstanding job and is essentionally on call all the time. For those so critical of our Sheriff, look up his salary; it is not that high and many in the county who work far less hours make far more money!
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          by more $ than you realize on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:17 PM in reply to Anonymous
          well, first of all the sheriff got about a $10,000 raise less than a year ago. his officers didnt get anything. if you recall, the kinston free press did an article on local salaries and shortly thereafter, he got "his" raise, but not a dime for his deputies. now to me, thats leadership! look it up!
  • by Sherlock on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:08 PM
    Butch,.... Sundance,... the banditos don't rob you going down the mountian, and mr. chicken thief, there ain't that much denero in the register that time of day. Spit....I'm surrounded by morons!
  • by yukon on Feb 22, 2012 at 04:47 PM
    hope he goes from Bo-Time to Jail-Time
  • by pete Location: grifton on Feb 22, 2012 at 04:22 PM
    He has been in trouble before (www.ncdoc.com)he's just getting some clout.earning his stripes so to speak.
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      by anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:19 PM in reply to pete
      he got off for that and it was for resisting an officer big whoop
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        by you thug on Feb 22, 2012 at 10:45 PM in reply to anonymous
        maybe he will resist a officer while he's robbing you and your family next time!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 03:13 PM
    They rob taxpayers every month. Isn't that enough?? That big federal refund that your baby mama got didn't cover the cost of the twenty-foes?
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