Police charge suspect in robbery at bus stop

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Kevin Guns


From Staff Reports

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Rocky Mount man has been arrested in connection with a robbery that took place Tuesday at a bus stop.

Rocky Mount police were called to a bus stop at about 11:53 a.m. Tuesday on the 1600 block of Sunset Avenue where a 38-year-old man reported that he had been robbed. The suspect reportedly approached the man at the bus stop, implied that he had a firearm and demanded the man’s cellphone.

The victim tried to go into a nearby store to call police. However, the suspect reportedly chased him down, struck him and then fled the scene. 

Cpl. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department said the victim was acquainted with the suspect. Acting on information they received, police arrested Kevin Guns, 38, of Rocky Mount and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon. Guns was jailed under a $25,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center. Guns is also being held on a no-bond parole violation, Summerlin said.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime in the area 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:


43-year-old man on the 800 block of East HIghland Avenue.

53-year-old man on the 1200 block of Tarboro Street.

18-year-old woman on the 100 block of Thorne Ridge Circle.

29-year-old woman on the 900 block of Stokes Street.

38-year-old woman on the 100 block of Falls at Tar Court.

18-year-old man on the 1100 block of Jeffreys Road.

22-year-old woman on the 800 block of Starling Way.

23-year-old woman on the 200 block of Willow Street.

21-year-old woman on the 500 block of Sunset Avenue.


Dollar General on the 400 block of West Thomas Street; stolen, cash.


400 block of Goldrock Road; stolen, license plate.

100 block of Jeffries Cove; stolen, license plate.

1000 block of Blandwood Drive; stolen, temporary license plate.

900 block of South Winstead Avenue; stolen, wallet, cash, cards and money order.

100 block of Daniels Avenue; stolen, ladder, radiator, steel beams, steel ramps, tin gutters.

1300 block of West Raleigh Boulevard; stolen, cash.

1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, clothing.

600 block of Sunset Avenue; stolen, temporary license tag.

5200 block of Pearsall Street in Battleboro; stolen, air compressor.


600 block of Coleman Avenue; stolen, laptop and television.

300 block of Myrtle Avenue; stolen, air compressor, television.

1100 block of Eswards Street; stolen, bicycle and television.

700 block of East Raleigh Boulevard; stolen, dvd player, UNC sweatshirt, cologne, door stopper.


American Auction and Fixture on the 800 block of Gold Street; stolen, tires and rims, air tanks and  propane heater tank.


2003 Chevrolet Silverado on the 2600 block of Gary Road; stolen, hand gun, flashlight, rain coat, baton and book bag.


Volkswagon Passat Wagon, two Honda Accords, Toyota Camry, Volkswagon Beetle on the 14200 block of U.S. 64 Alternate West.

2011 Chevrolet Malibu and 2002 Honda Accord on the 1400 block of Benvenue Road.

2015 Ford Focus on the 1200 block of Katherine Trail.

2015 Honda CrV on the 1100 block of East Raleigh Boulevard.

2005 Ford Ranger on the 3100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

2011 Nissan Frontier on the 1100 block of Raccoon Branch Road.


1500 block of Benvenue Road; damaged, automobile.

1600 block of Bedford Road; damaged, automobile.

500 block of Atlantic Avenue; damaged. light pole.

200 block of Lexington Street; damaged, trash cane and mirror.

800 block of Jeffreys Road, damaged, mailbox.