Rocky Mount police are investigating three unrelated weekend robberies.
According to police reports, a 27-year-old man was leaving a convenience store around 11 p.m. Saturday when he was assaulted on Goldrock Road by two suspects. The victim was not injured, but the suspects reportedly took his two beers and $5.
A 30-year-old man flagged down police around 2:30 a.m. Sunday after allegedly being robbed on the 800 block of Rex Street. Police said the victim was walking when two suspects threatened him with a handgun before fleeing with the victim’s cellphone, wallet, watch, jacket and shoes.
Early Sunday night, a 22-year-old man thwarted a robbery when he refused to comply with the gunmen’s demands, police said. According to police reports, the victim was waiting in a car on the 700 block of Myrtle Avenue when two suspects approached him on bikes and demanded $1. Authorities said the victim refused and the suspects attempted to take his watch, but when he refused again, the suspects fled. One suspect is described as a 5-foot-10 black man, weighing 150 pounds with dreadlocks and a black hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.