Robert DeAngelo Winstead

Robert DeAngelo Winstead

Police nab one suspect, seek two others in armed robbery

From Staff Reports

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Rocky Mount police have arrested one teen and are searching for others suspected of robbing a man Monday night.

Robert DeAngelo Winstead, 17, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was jailed in Edgecombe County under a $20,000 secured bond.

Police said Winstead and two others approached a 21-year-old man who was walking on the 1800 block of Bedford Road. One teen allegedly threatened the victim with a handgun while another punched the victim. The suspects took the victim’s cellphone and wallet then fled the scene.

One suspect is described as a tall, skinny black man with a light complexion while the second suspect was described as a dark-skinned black teenager, both reportedly were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and khaki pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or 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.