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Authorities believe robberies in Chocowinity & Vanceboro related

Surveillance footage shows the two men deputies believe are linked to a Family Dollar armed...
Surveillance footage shows the two men deputies believe are linked to a Family Dollar armed robbery.(Craven County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 7:44 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2021 at 1:32 PM EST
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CHOCOWINITY, N.C. (WITN) - Authorities in two counties are investigating the holdups Sunday night of two discount stores that appear related.

Chocowinity police say the Dollar General on Highway 17 was robbed by two men.

The two were wearing brown toboggans, brown coats, masks, gray pants, and white shoes.

Chocowinity police say this is one of two men who robbed the Family Dollar.
Chocowinity police say this is one of two men who robbed the Family Dollar.(Todd Taylor | Chocowinity police)
Chocowinity police say this is one of two men who robbed the Family Dollar.
Chocowinity police say this is one of two men who robbed the Family Dollar.(Todd Taylor | Chocowinity police)

The same men are suspected in the robbery of the Family Dollar on Main Street in Vanceboro, as well.

Major David McFadden with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office says the two hold-ups happened within an hour of each other and the two men were wearing similar clothing in both robberies.

Anyone with information on the two men should call Chocowinity police at 252-946-2882, the Craven County Sheriff’s Office at 252-636-6620, Craven County Communications at 252-633-2357 or the Vanceboro Police Department at 252-244-0440.

Deputies need your help identifying two men they say robbed a Family Dollar.

Craven County deputies say it happened at the Family Dollar on Main Street in Vanceboro around 6 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies say the men involved were wearing brown toboggans, brown coats, grey pants and white shoes. The pair took off with cash, according to officials. Deputies didn’t say whether anyone was hurt.

If you have any information, call the Craven County Sheriff’s Office at 252-636-6620, Craven County Communications at 252-633-2357 or the Vanceboro Police Department at 252-244-0440.

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