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Five charged in robbery at mall parking lot

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BY AMELIA HARPER
Staff Writer

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Rocky Mount police have arrested five people in connection with an armed robbery that took place Friday night in the Golden East Mall mall parking lot.

A 32-year-old man and a 17-year-old teen were held up at gunpoint at about 6 p.m. Friday in the parking lot near the food court, Rocky Mount police Cpl. Brad Summerlin said.  Multiple people in a car pulled up next to the pair, pulled a gun on them and demanded their valuables. In the course of the incident, they stole cash and a cell phone. 

Earlier this week, Rocky Mount police arrested Brian Anthony Strickland, 19;  Davon King, 17;  Rashaad Ricks, 19;  Tyheem Perry, 17; and Nakyra Hill, 26, in connection with the robbery.

Summerlin said that the suspects were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery with a dangerous weapon. 

The suspects were taken to the Nash County Detention Center, where Strickland was jailed under a $50,000 secured bond; Perry and Hill were each jailed under $20,000 secured bonds; and Hill was jailed under a $300,000 bond.

In addition to these charges, King faces charges of resisting a public officer, possession of marijuana less than a half-ounce, felony possession of a Schedule IV substance, felony possession of a weapon with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule IV substance, carrying a concealed weapon and felony possession of a stolen firearm. King was jailed under a $186,000 secured bond on those charges.

King was also served with outstanding warrants for two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon; conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and an order for arrest for possession of marijuana less than a half-ounce. He was jailed under an additional $350,250 bond for those charges.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges may be filed at a later date, Summerlin said.

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