Police seek suspect in woman’s assault, robbery


From Staff Reports

Sunday, April 21, 2019

A 79-year-old woman was robbed and assaulted Tuesday on the 1000 block of Arlington Street. 

The woman returned home from shopping and as she got out of her car was approached by man who snatched her purse. The woman was injured slightly in the course of the encounter. The man then fled the scene. 

The suspect is described as a black man with dreadlocks wearing all black clothing.

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:


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

39-year-old man on the 500 block of South Church Street.

21-year-old woman on the 500 Cascade Avenue.

20-year-old woman on the 3400 block of North Western Avenue.

40-year-old man on the 1400 block of Fairfax Court.

63-year-old woman on the 1200 block of Niblick Drive.

34-year-old man on the 700 block of Branch Street.

20-year-old woman on the 100 block of Otis Lane.

24-year-old woman on the 600 block of Sunset Avenue.


Domino’s Pizza on the 100 block of Falls at Tar River.


1400 block of Benvenue Road; stolen, cell phone and identification.

2300 block of Dove Court; stolen, license plate.

200 block of North Main Street; stolen, cell phone.

800 block of Cedarbrook Drive; stolen, cement angel.

200 block of South Lee Street; stolen, tire.


200 block of Pintail Lane; stolen, television, stereo, watch and cellphone.

500 block of Keen Street; stolen, three stereos and a pair of boots.

800 block of Branch Street; stolen, two lawnmowers.

1000 block of Long Avenue; stolen, Playstation 4 and accessories.

1200 block of Bethlehem Road; damaged, car and garage.


Turner’s Mini Mart #3; stolen, beer, cigarettes, lighters.


Taurus on the 200 block of Arlington Circle; stolen, two handguns.


2008 Honda Accord on the 100 block of Namdina Court.


2010 Chevrolet Malibu on the 300 block of Linden Avenue.

2005 GMC Envoy on the 4600  of Honeysuckle Lane.

2016 Ford Edge on the 400 block of Charlotte Avenue.

2012 Chevrolet Camaro and mailbox on the 1500 block of Fountain Street.

2000 Dodge Dakota on the 1000 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

2017 Nissan Sentra and 2005 Chevrolet 300 on the 1500 block of Benvenue Road.

2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer on the 1600 block of Davis Street


100 block of Arlington Circle; damaged, window.

100 block of Sunset Harbour Lane; damaged, home.

700 block of Fountain School Road; damaged, car and landscaping.

900 block of Hill Street; damaged, automobile.

600 block of South Taylor Street; damaged, automobile.