Man Robbed At Gunpoint In Rocky Mount Mall Parking Lot

For the first time this holiday season, local police say a shopper was held up in the parking lot of a mall.

It happened just after dark Monday, around 6:00 p.m. at the Golden East Mall in Rocky Mount. Police say the two gunmen robbed a man in the parking lot between Best Buy and Belk, and then took off in a gray Nissan Altima. The victim was not hurt.

If you think you can help Rocky Mount police solve this crime, call crime stoppers at (252) 977-1111.

As shopping malls are extremely busy this time of year, it's important to take extra precautions to stay safe. Here are three things to protect yourself in parking lots this this holiday season.

First, park in a well-lighted area. You may go inside when it's light out, but finish shopping after dark.

Second, lock your car.

Finally, it may sound obvious, but remember where you park. If you end up wandering around a parking lot looking confused, police say that could make you a target for thieves.

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  • by Bob Again on Nov 30, 2011 at 01:31 PM
    Your rob you loose your hand. You rape you loose your peepees. You kill you loose your life.....plain and simple. Lets take back control over these hoodlums
  • by Bob on Nov 30, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    If the law would starting cutting off hands or fingers of those caught commiting the robberies this mess would be cut out quick....guaranteeeeeed
  • by EC Location: NASH on Nov 30, 2011 at 01:07 PM
    Forget Rocky mount it's gone to the thugs. it's a dead city. no job;s the way it's going .10 year's it will be a ghost city.
  • by Disgusted Location: ENC on Nov 30, 2011 at 10:41 AM
    The thugs in the "city on the rise" are just jealous of the thugs in greenville making the news every day. Rocky Mount is the "city on the rise in criminal activity!"
  • by Typical Rocky Mount Location: NC on Nov 30, 2011 at 09:01 AM
    We should just make Rocky Mount the designated place for drug dealers, welfare abusers, food stamp abusers, gang members and most of all get rid of the Nash/Edgecombe County line division, because Rocky Mount on both sides of the tracks is little more than slums!
  • by farm1 Location: nc on Nov 30, 2011 at 07:48 AM
    dont carry it concealed carry it in plain sight may make them think twice about robbing someone
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      by REM on Nov 30, 2011 at 09:03 AM in reply to farm1
      no, carry BOTH. lol
  • by Lol on Nov 30, 2011 at 06:38 AM
    How is this news? I got robbed twice in that parking lot and it never made news.
  • by NC_Dave on Nov 30, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    I carry concealed, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away... or as they say, I'd rather be judges by 12 than carried by 6.
  • by Biker Dude on Nov 30, 2011 at 05:32 AM
    I thought every mall in ENC had signs up saying that firearms were not allowed on the property. So have the mall owners made a safe haven for robbers? When was the last time someone with a CCW permit was arrested for armed robbery.
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      by REM on Nov 30, 2011 at 09:03 AM in reply to Biker Dude
      The mall in Greenville doesn't have any signs up last time I looked.
  • by David B. on Nov 30, 2011 at 05:17 AM
    You know, if the drug dealers could accept those ole food stamp cards I bet this sort of thing would'nt happen nearly as much.
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