Robbery suspect IDed after mug shot shows up for other crimes

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - A woman wanted for a store robbery was identified after her mug shot appeared online about her arrest for stealing checks out of mailboxes.

Greenville police released surveillance photos from the November 28th robbery of a Family Dollar around noon on Wednesday hoping that someone might identify her.

Little did they know that their suspect had already been arrested on charges she took mail containing checks out of mailboxes around Pitt County.

About two hours after GPD's request for public help, Pitt County deputies announced the arrest of Hollie Chaimowitz, of Ayden, on the mail theft and check cashing charges.

Greenville police say detectives were able to put the pieces together after the story on Chaimowitz's arrest went online.

In addition to the felony larceny and identify theft counts, the woman is now facing a robbery with a dangerous weapon charge.


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Police didn't have to go too far to find a woman who they say robbed a Family Dollar store last week because she was already in jail.

Earlier this afternoon, Greenville police released surveillance photos of the robbery that happened a week ago at the South Evans Street Family Dollar. They were hoping someone would call in and identify her.

Within a couple of hours, they learned she was already in the Pitt County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

Detectives are now in the process of getting warrants against the woman and police say they'll release her name once those warrants have been served.


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Greenville police have released surveillance photos from an armed robbery that happened last week in hopes someone will recognize her.

Police say the robbery happened last Wednesday at the Family Dollar on South Evans Street.

Witnesses told police that the woman came into the store and implied that she had a gun and demanded money.

The robber got away with an undisclosed amount of money, while no one was hurt in the holdup.

Crime Stoppers offers up to a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

If you know who the woman is, call the Greenville Police Department (252) 329-4176 or Crime Stoppers (252) 758-7777.