Two nabbed, one more sought in Washington tobacco shop robbery

WASHINGTON, NC (WITN) - Two arrests have been made and police in one Eastern Carolina city are looking for one more person for a robbery earlier this week.

Bryant / Glaspie / Wilson

The Expressway Tobacco and Vape Shop on West 15th Street in Washington was robbed at gunpoint around 2:45 p.m. Monday.

Police on Wednesday charged Randy Glaspie with two counts of common law robbery and attempted common law robbery. He was jailed on a $15,000 bond.

The next day they arrested Shawn Bryant on the same charges, as well as conspiracy to commit robbery. His bond was set at $25,000.

Washington police say they continue to search for 40-year-old Ashley Wilson, of Washington. He has active warrants for two counts of common law robbery, attempted common law robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Wilson should call the Washington Police Department at 252-946-1444 or the Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at 252-974-6400.


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Police in one Eastern Carolina city are looking for an armed robber.

Washington police say the Expressway Tobacco and Vape Shop on West 15th Street was held up around 2:45 p.m. Monday.

Witnesses tell police a light-skinned black man came into the store armed with a long gun and demanded money from the clerk.

The gunman then ran from the store after getting some cash. He was last seen running behind the Hallmark Store on East 15th Street.

Police say they found loose change, a black mask, red hoodie, and a toy gun in a parking lot a short distance from the robbery.

No one was injured and no shots were fired, according to police.

Anyone with information on the robbery should call the Washington Police Department at 252-946-1444 or the Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at 252-974-6400.