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Armed Robbery Spree In Greenville

Greenville Police say they're investigating a spree of armed robberies on the streets of Greenville early Wednesday morning. Detectives say, evidence suggests the crimes are connected.

Two people were robbed at gunpoint at the corner of Brownlea Dr. and Tenth St. in Greenville at 12:15 a.m. Less than 30 minutes later, two more people were held up at the corner of Eastern St. and Fourth St. At 2:15 a.m., police say another man was held up at the corner of Jarvis and Fourth St.

Police say the gunmen in the first two hold-ups wore red bandanas. Some gang experts say these are gang identifiers. Greenville Police would not comment on whether they believe these crimes are gang-related.

Police also say the all of the victims were told, "Empty your pockets."

The victim in the third robbery is an East Carolina University student, police say. Detectives say all of the victims are of college age. Police say there may have been more ECU students downtown Tuesday night because classes are out before finals begin on Thursday.

None of the victims were injured, police say. No arrests have been made.


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