Suspects sought in attempted robbery

From Staff Reports

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Rocky Mount police are searching for two juveniles suspected of assaulting and attempting to rob a man.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. Sunday on the 900 block of Tessie Street when a 59-year-old man was approached by two juveniles. The teens reportedly physically assaulted the victim and demanded money, but the victim fought back and the suspects fled the scene. The victim did not seek medical treatment, police said.

The suspects are described as 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6 black juvenile-aged boys, weighing between 130 and 140 pounds. 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.