Area banks targeted over the holidays


From Staff Reports

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Several local bank employees returned to work on Tuesday to find three area banks had been broken into or vandalized.

About 8:26 a.m. Tuesday, Rocky Mount police responded to a call about a break-in at the First South Bank on the 2900 block of Sunset Avenue. They arrived to discover that a window had been broken and television had been stolen from the premises. No cash was reportedly taken.

About 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Southern Bank on the 3600 block of Sunset Avenue called in a report of property damage at the bank. Rocky Mount police responded to find that graffiti had been painted on the ATM at that location. Roughly an hour later, at about 3:35 p.m., police were called to the Southern Bank location on the 100 block of South Fairview Road to discover that graffiti had also been painted ion an automatic teller machine at that location. 

Rocky Mount police would not comment on the words or symbols painted on the ATMs, saying that they hoped the nature of the vandalism could help them in the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about these or other area crimes 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 in the past two weeks:


16-year-old woman on the 100 block of Parrish Court.

33-year-old woman on the 1400 block of North Oakwood Drive.

38-year-old man on the 1600 block of Cokey Road.

22-year-old woman on the 800 block of Henna Street.

59-year-old man on the 4600 block of Primrose Place.

46-year-old man on the 2500 block of Marshall Lane.

17-year-old woman on the 1800 block of Blandwood Drive.

32-year-old man on the 100 block of Queen's Court.

38-year-old man on the 1400 block of South Church Street.

52-year-old woman on the 600 block of Myrtle Avenue.


Kangaroo Express #3106 robbed at gunpoint on 1600 block of Sunset Avenue: stolen, cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets.

Kangaroo Express robbed at gunpoint on the 1800 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, pack of cigarettes and cash.

L&L Food Store robbed on the 5100 block of Hathaway Street; stolen, cash.


900 block of New Street; stolen, cell phone.

2000 block of Ridgewood Road; stolen, trash can.

1000 block of West Mount Drive; stolen, license tag.

1500 block of Benvenue Road; stolen, two firearms, clothing, cash.

300 block of Clifton Road; stolen, narcotics.

1100 block of Instrument Drive; phone watch.

1400 block of Huffines Avenue; stolen, vehicle parts and accessories; damaged, four-wheeler.

3300 block of Sunset Avenue; stolen, laptop and cash.

200 block of Kent Drive; stolen, license plate.

300 block of Mosely Drive; pitbull 

4800 block of Crepe Myrtle Street; stolen, rims and tires.

100 block of Fieldcrest Drive; stolen, license plate.

800 block of Planters Street; stolen, tire and rim.


2700 block of Buff Road; stolen, keys, coins, handgun, jewelry, cedar box, television.

100 block of Sunset Harbor Lane; damaged; window.

500 block Nelson Street; stolen, television; damaged, door.

100 block of Focus Court; stolen, telephone, televisions.

200 block of Conyer Lane; stolen, television, stereo system,

200 block Viverette Avenue.

600 block of Dexter Street; stolen, Christmas presents.


Kangaroo Express on the 1800 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, cigarettes; damaged, door.

First South Bank on the 2900 block of Sunset Avenuel; stolen, television.


1995 Ford Escort on the 3600 block of Sunset Avenue; stolen, cash.


2010 Nissan Altima on the 400 block of Linden Place.

2001 Chevrolet Silverado on the 2700 block of Buff Road.


2009 Buick Enclave on the 1400 block of West Thomas Street.

2016 Nissan Altima on the 4000 block of Sunset Avenue.

2005 Nssan Maxima on the 1700 block of Boone Street.

1998 Mercury on the 1900 block of Boone Street.

2005 Chevrolet 300 on the 4100 block of Sunset Avenue.

2010 Ford Escape on the 100 block of Greenwood Avenue.

1999 Mazda 626 on the 7000 block of NC 4 in Battleboro.

2003 Buick Century on the 100 block of Sunset Avenue.

2007 Chevrolet Suburban on the 1100 block of West Thomas Street.

2009 Pontian G6 on the 600 block of Cokey Road.

2005 Nissan Maxima on the 700 block of Sycamore Street.


1400 block of Hunter Street; damaged, baby formula.

1100 block of Niblick Road; damaged by handgun, residence.

100 block of Photina Court; damaged, vehicle.

800 block of Mill Street; damaged, vehicle.

200 block of Walter Drive; damaged, vehicle..

7700 block of NC 48 of Battleboro; damaged, gas pump nozzle.

600 block of East Grand Avenue; damaged by firearm. automobile.

1100 block of Sycamore Street; damaged, windows and doors.

400 block of Sled Court; damaged, two automobiles.

3600 block of Sunset Avenue; damaged, ATM machine.

100 block of South Fairview; damaged, ATM machine.