Man assaulted during armed robbery


Staff Writer

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Whitakers man was assaulted and robbed Saturday at a gas station on North Wesleyan Boulevard.

Police said Robert Jordan, 74, was pumping gas into his car at the Price Down Food Mart and Citgo station at 2328 North Wesleyan Blvd. when he was approached by a black man asking for directions. As Jordan responded, the man pulled out a handgun, struck Jordan and demanded his wallet.

The suspect took Jordan’s wallet and then fled the scene in his own vehicle, said Cpl. Mike Lewis of the Rocky Mount Police Department. Police are seeking a black man in his 40s who weighs approximately 250 pounds in connection with the incident.

Jordan received only minor injuries, Lewis said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov.