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Police seek suspect in man’s assault, robbery

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A 73-year-old man is recovering after being injured Monday during a robbery.

Authorities said the victim was in his vehicle around 11:20 p.m. on the 2100 block of South Church Street when he was approached by a suspect who threatened him with a handgun. The assailant reportedly assaulted the victim then fled with $2 and the victim’s cellphone.

The victim went to Nash General Hospital, where he was treated and released. The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s with a small frame, wearing a gray T-shirt, dark-colored clothes and a bandana around his face. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 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.