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Two suspects sought in video game scam

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BY AMELIA HARPER
Staff Writer

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rocky Mount police are seeking two suspects in connection with the theft and fraud involving video games. 

About 9 p.m. last Monday, officers responded to the Walmart on Benvenue Road in Rocky Mount in regard to the theft of 10 video games including titles such as Deadpool, Batman, Titan Fall 2, and Assassin’s Creed 3. Later that same evening, about 10 p.m., officers responded to the GameStop location, in Cobbs Corner on Benvenue Road. Employees of the store reported fraud because they discovered that games returned to their store for cash were actually the property of Walmart.

Rocky Mount police said the two cases appear to be linked as items stolen from Walmart were directly taken to GameStop for a cash refund.

However, two suspects have been named in the case and warrants are now out on Keonte Hicks, 21 of Rocky Mount and Xavier Cooper, 19 of Halifax. Hicks has warrants for two felony county of obtaining property by false pretenses and Cooper has one warrant issued for the same charge.

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:

ASSAULT

22-year-old man on the 200 block of North Harris Street.

19-year-old woman on the 100 block of Dare Court.

19-year-old woman on the 100 block of Aqua Court.

ROBBERY

28-year-old woman on the 1200 block of Hill Street; stolen, cell phone, cash, duffle bag with clothes.

LARCENY

1500 block of Benvenue Road; stolen, telephone equipment.

200 block of Westview Park Drive; stolen, generator and skillsaw.

1100 block of Inco Drive; stolen, tires and rims and impact wrench.

600 block of Branch Street; stolen, bicycle.

700 block of Malboro Place; stolen, Apple watch.

1200 block of Independence Drive; stolen, 9 mm firearm.

RESIDENTIAL BREAK-IN

200 block of Cherokee Road; damaged, rear storm door.

1000 block of Hill Street; stolen, televisions and laptop.

100 block of Meredith Court; damaged, window screen.

COMMERCIAL BREAK-IN

Zion Temple Free Will Baptist Church on the 400 block of Edgecombe Street.

Sunset Coin Laundry on the 2400 block of Sunset Avenue; damaged, office door.

 

BURGLARY

100 block of Meredith Court; damaged, window screen.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

2013 Hynudai Sonota on the 1600 block of East Raleigh Road.

HIT-AND-RUN

Dodge Challenger on the 300 block of Sunset Avenue

2002 Buick Century on the 700 block of Grand Avenue.

2010 Honda Accord on the 200 block of Tarboro Street.

2014 Ford Edge on the 7300 block of Hunter HIll Road.

2013 Hyundai Sonata and a house on the 1300 block of Hammond Street.

PROPERTY DAMAGE

700 block of North Wesleyan Blvd; damaged, 1998 Ford F-150.

200 block of Denzel Lane in Battleboro; damaged; 2016 Nissan Altima.

1200 block of Long Avenue; damaged, 2005 Linc and a 2000 Honda Accord.

300 block of Paul Street; damaged, windows.

1400 block of Cypress Street; damaged, television, living room furniture and 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

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