Thieves steal lawnmowers from nursery


From Staff Reports

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A break-in at a local business Monday resulted in the theft of items worth more than $11,000.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering at 7:26 a.m. at Thompson Nursery at 810 Carter St. They said two suspects were believed to have been involved in the break-in, adding the unidentified suspects cut a hole in the business’ fence in order to gain entry.

Police said after the suspects broke in, they took two riding lawnmowers, whose total value was estimated to be $11,500. According to the incident report on the case, the damage to the fence was estimated to be $1,000. One of the business’ doors sustained damage estimated to be $100.

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:


20-year-old man on the 1400 block of Cypress Street 

40-year-woman on the 400 block of Marigold Street

17-year-old man on the 1400 block of East Raleigh Boulevard

52-year-old woman on the 1000 block of Proctor Street

27-year-old man on the 800 block of Lancaster Street

38-year-old man on the 1000 block of Johnson Street

40-year-old man on the 1400 block of Cokey Road

23-year-old man on the 500 block of Cascade Avenue

56-year-old woman on the 700 block of Edwards Street


500 block of West Raleigh Boulevard; stolen, $160 cash 

Cokey Road Supermarket and Grill on the 1400 block of Cokey Road; taken, nothing

Burger King on the 700 block of Sutters Creek Blvd.; stolen cash


2800 block of Avalon Road; stolen, grill 

100 block of Rollinwood Manor; stolen, television


100 block of East Battleboro Avenue; stolen, television, lawn mower, $30 in change

1100 block of Edwards Street; stolen, television, Xbox 360 and game, Nintendo DS, social security cards, necklace, $100 cash

2700 block of Jason Drive; stolen, nothing

4700 block of Morning Glory Way; damaged, residence

2100 block of Coral Drive; stolen, television, Playstation 3

1000 block of Lafayette Avenue; stolen, suitcase, Playstation 3, video game

500 block of East Highland Avenue; damaged, door


Da Boat Ryde Complex on the 1800 block of Stone Rose Drive 

Unidentified business on the 800 block of Carter Street; stolen, lawnmowers; damaged, storage door, fence

New Covenant Christian Faith Church on the 200 block of Falls Road; damaged, door


2000 block of Mobile Drive; stolen, Playstation 4 and controllers, televisions; damaged, door and hinges 


Utility pole on the 700 block of Clark Street 

2005 Cadillac CTS on the 100 block of Atlantic Avenue

1999 Nissan Altima on the 2200 block of Bridgewood Road


2005 Suzuki Forenza on the 700 block of Peachtree Street

2006 Dodge Charger on the 2000 block of Joelene Drive

2006 Dodge Charger on the 1000 block of Edwards Street

1999 Ford Lariat on the 100 block of Zinnia Court