Authorities are asking the public for help recovering a veteran’s belongings and apprehending the man who allegedly took them from the train station.
Officials said a 40-year-old Alaska man arrived overnight and briefly fell asleep on a bench in the train station when he awoke to find his belongings missing. The thief allegedly stole three Purple Hearts and other military medals from the man along with jewelry, glasses, a cellphone, uniforms, boots and money.
The suspect is described as a 6-foot to 6-foot-2 black man, weighting between 180 and 200 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.