Police seek suspect in man's robbery, assault

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Authorities are searching for a suspect accused of robbing an elderly man in his home.

The incident reportedly happened shortly after midnight Friday on the 100 block of Nandina Court. The 70-year-old victim told police the suspect entered his home, assaulted him and stole his wallet before running away. The victim was not seriously injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-2 heavy-set black man, weighing about 250 pounds and wearing all black. 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.