Police search for suspect in armed robbery


From Contributed Reports

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man wanted in connection to an armed robbery that happened Tuesday in Rocky Mount.

Police responded at 10:26 p.m. to a report of a burglary that had just happened at a house on the 600 block of Arrington Avenue. They said the victims told them an unidentified black man armed with a firearm entered the home and took medication worth an estimated $100 along with $12 in cash. 

Police described the suspect as having a heavy build with dreadlocks and wearing a dark hooded jacket and black pants. They said the suspect was last seen running in the direction of West Raleigh Boulevard following the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Text a tip to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about the information.

Rocky Mount police also investigated the following incidents this week:


31-year-old woman on the 400 block of Cascade Avenue 

23-year-old man on the 200 block of Cedar Street

48-year-old man on the 1400 block of Birch Street

22-year-old man on the 1300 block of West Raleigh Boulevard

19-year-old woman on the 400 block of Sled Court

48-year-old man on the 700 block of Branch Street

24-year-old man at the intersection of the 400 block of Redgate Avenue and Clark Street


22-year-old man robbed at gunpoint on the 1300 block of West Raleigh Boulevard; damaged, Lexus Es350 

Southern Bank on the 100 block of South Fairview Road; stolen, $2,172 cash; recovered, $2,172 cash


2900 block of Westminster Drive; damaged, door

700 block of Oakland Avenue; damaged, house 

900 block of West Raleigh Boulevard; damaged, shelf, window

500 block of South Taylor Street; stolen, $6,000 cash; damaged, shelf, screen door

1500 block of Boone Street; stolen, $80 cash, shoes, bathroom items


Toyota Scion on the 6900 block of Pebble Brook Way; stolen, laptop, sunglasses, hand drill; damaged, windows

Chevrolet Blazer on the 700 block of East Raleigh Boulevard; stolen, tools


400 block of Sled Court; damaged, window 


2017 Toyota Rav-4 on the 100 block of Gary Court 

2001 Mercedes Cougar on the 800 block of School Street


MW 330ci and Range Rover on the 300 block of Rose Street

Mistubushi Galant at the intersection of the 100 block of Benvenue Road and Stonewall Lane

2007 Toyota Camry on the 1400 block of Humphrey Drive

2008 Jeep Liberty and street sign at the intersection of the 2100 block of Bethlehem Road and Michael Scott Drive

2013 Nissan Altima on the 400 block of U.S. 64 West


2011 Nissan Altima on the 4200 block of Carrol Avenue