Recent theft prompts police to issue advisory


From Staff Reports

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Rocky Mount police are reminding people not to leave valuables in their vehicles after several items were recently stolen from a minivan parked on Wesleyan Boulevard.

“Be vigilant to remove any items in plain sight,” said Sgt. Brad Summerlin, spokesman for the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Summerlin suggested folks manually lock their car doors and place valuables in the trunk.

The stolen items were taken between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. March 8 from an unlocked 2005 gray Ford Winstar minivan parked on the 700 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

Stolen was a leather purse, a Wells Fargo debit card, a paycheck from IHOP, a Maryland drivers license and $200 in cash, according to a police report.

Anyone with information about any crime in the area is asked to contact Twin County 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:


400 block of Paul Street.

100 block of Boyd Court.

300 block of Atlantic Avenue.

100 block of Donovan Court.

300 block of Ambler Avenue.


1200 block of Stoneridge lane.


1000 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

700 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.


600 block of Kingston Avenue.


1300 block of West Raleigh Boulevard.