Police are asking for the public’s help solving a robbery that occurred the afternoon of Jan. 8 in the 800 block of Long Avenue in the Oakwood area of the city.

The victim, who is a man, had taken a seat in the back part of a friend’s car but once aboard, another man, who had been sitting in the front passenger seat, brandished a knife, police Cpl. Clay Wilder said.

The victim had borrowed money from the other man money approximately a couple of years ago and the other man demanded repayment, Wilder said.

When the driver halted the car, the victim jumped out, ran toward a residence and escaped unharmed, Wilder said.

A cell phone had been taken during the incident, Wilder said.

Officers responded shortly before 3:30 p.m., Wilder said.

All police have to go on is the victim knows the robber by a nickname and the victim described the car as dark blue in color, Wilder said.

The victim had been walking along Redgate Avenue and the friend had been coming to pick him up, with a residence to be the destination, Wilder said.

The incident began in the area of Long and Nugent Street and ended in the area of Long and Cokey Road, Wilder said.

Anyone with additional information about this incident or any crimes in the area is asked to contact police at 252-972-1411, Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov

Tips also can be texted to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the police department and by typing up to 155 characters about the information.

Police investigated the following incidents over the past two weeks:

Assault

  • 400 block of Hill Street.
  • 1500 block of Country Club Road.
  • 2400 block of Meadowbrook Road.
  • 100 block of Bowie Place.
  • 1400 block of Victory Avenue.
  • 1200 block of Pinehurst Drive.
  • 600 block of Kingston Avenue.
  • 500 block of Shearin Street.
  • 900 block of New Street.

Fraud

  • 1500 of Benvenue Road.
  • 3000 block of Berkley Drive.
  • 1900 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

Hit-and-run

1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

400 block of East U.S. Highway 64.

800 block of Planters Street.

600 block of West Raleigh Boulevard.

100 block of South Winstead Avenue.

1100 block of Westwood Drive.

1300 block of Gay Street.

800 block of Starling Way.

700 block of Tiffany Boulevard.

600 block of South Wesleyan Boulevard.

1100 block of West Raleigh Boulevard.

Larceny

  • 1200 block of Winston Walk.
  • 300 block of North Howell Street.
  • 1100 block of North Fairview Road.
  • 500 block of Sutters Creek Boulevard.
  • 900 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.
  • 1200 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.
  • 700 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.
  • 1500 block of Benvenue Road.
  • 700 block of Raleigh Boulevard.
  • 1100 block of Delphia Drive.
  • 2000 block of Stone Rose Drive.
  • 1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.
  • 700 block of Walnut Street.
  • 500 block of Sutters Creek Boulevard.
  • 1000 block of Clark Street.
  • 300 block of Briarcliff Road.
  • 1900 block of Stone Rose Drive.
  • 900 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.
  • 1100 block of South Wesleyan Boulevard.
  • 700 block of Hammond Street.

Motor vehicle theft

  • 1100 block of Paul Street.
  • 2400 block of Briarcliff Road.
  • 600 block of South Wesleyan Boulevard.

Property damage

  • 800 block of South Pine Street.
  • 1100 block of Paul Street.
  • 2000 block of Travis Run.
  • 800 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.
  • 400 block of South Tillery Street.
  • 1600 block of Davis Street.
  • 900 block of Planters Street.
  • 1500 block of East Graham Street.
  • 1800 block of Stone Rose Drive.
  • 800 block of South Howell Street.

Residential break-in

  • 2700 block of Deer Run.
  • 700 block of Parham Street.
  • 900 block of West End Street.
  • 600 block of Weathervane Way.
  • 400 block of North Harris Street.