Merchants warned about counterfeit bills


From Staff Reports

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Counterfeit bills continue to pop up in Rocky Mount with Sonic Restaurant as the latest victim. 

About 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Sonic on the 2800 block of Sunset Avenue reported that a customer had paid for a drink costing $1.27 with a $20 bill later judged to be counterfeit.

Area merchants are warned to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills especially during the Christmas season.

Anyone with information about this incident or any other criminal activity is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 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:


27-year-old woman on the 100 block of Clarence Court.

63-year-old man on the 800 block of South Grace Street.

21-year-old woman on the 400 block of West Raleigh Boulevard.

18-year-old man on the 500 block of Woodland Avenue.

30-year-old woman on the 100 block of Sunset Harbour Lane.

68-year-old man on the 300 block of Park Avenue.

38-year-old woman on the 700 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.


75-year-old woman man robbed on the $500 block of Saunset Avenue; stolen, cash.


1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, sweater.

3800 block of Hawthorne Road; stolen, outdoor patio set.

500 block of North Winstead Avenue; stolen, bedding.

1500 block of Harper Street; stolen, electric heaters.

1500 block of Benvenue Road; stolen, purse, cash, medication.

800 block of Harbour West Drive; cell phone.


700 block of Evergreen Road; stolen, wine and pellet gun.

1100 block of Clark Street; stolen, credit card.

600 block of South Taylor Street; damaged, screen door.

100 block of South Tillery Street; stolen, generator, air compressor and power tools.

600 block of Sunset Avenue; stolen, television and checkbook.

2600 Deer Run; stolen, revolver.


2015 Chevrolet Camero on the 3400 North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, computer, iPad, bookbag, headphones, clothing.


2017 Jiangsu moped on the 400 block of Oakdale Road.


2013 Chervolet on the 1900 block of Stone Rose Drive.

2006 Ford Mustang on the 3300 block of Sunset Avenue.

2011 Dodge Charger on the 12200 block of N.C. 97 West.

2011 Honda CR-V Ex and 2004 Honda Accord on the 300 block of Forest Hill Avenue.

2002 Acura T1 and 2004 Ford LGT Lawn Tractor on the 14400 block of U.S. 64 Alternate West.

2017 Ford Explorer on the1800 block of East Raleigh Boulevard.

2000 Nissan Sentra on the 100 block of Salem Court.


500 block of Arrington Avenue; damaged, 2000 Chevrolet Buick.

1400 block of Dogwood Avenue; damaged, 2004 Dodge Ram Truck.

2800 block of Peebles Drive; damaged, roof and ceiling.

400 block of North Main Street; damaged, 1997 Plymouth Voyager

700 block of East Raleigh Blvd.; damaged, glass shelter.

The Dream Lounge Cafe and Hookah on the 600 block of Tiffany Boulevard; damaged, window pane.