Police seek suspects who stole cellphones


From Staff Reports

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Rocky Mount police are investigating the theft of cellphones worth more than $2,000 that were stolen about 11 p.m. Wednesday from the Trade It store at 1150 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

Cpl. Brad Summerlin said authorities are looking for two black men between 16 to 20 years old. One suspect is described as having a slender build and wearing a gray hoodie sweat shirt, black cap, blue jeans and red sneakers. The other suspect was listed as being 6-feet tall, weighing 170 pounds and wearing a large orange sweater, black cap and an adidas track suit. 

“They went into store and were said they wanted to look at some phones,” Summerlin said. “They were comparing phones. They then snatched four phones and took off running from the store. We were told they left in a maroon-colored sedan.”

Anyone with information about this or any other crime in the area is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 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.

Rocky Mount police also investigated the following incidents this week:


57-year-old woman on the 2800 block of Deer Run.

48-year-old woman on the 700 block of Tiffany Boulevard.

52-year-old woman on the 2200 block of Hurt Drive. 


1200 block of East Raleigh Boulevard; stolen, alcoholic beverages.

1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, clothes.

400 block of Cascade Avenue; stolen, AC window unit.

1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, electronics.

1300 block of West Mount Drive; stolen, copper pipe.

400 block of U.S. 64; stolen, battery; damaged, window, automobile.

200 block of Enterprise Drive; stolen, cellphone.

700 block of Powell Drive; stolen, lawn mower.

200 block of East Tower Lane; stolen, shoes, jacket; damaged, door.

100 block of West Raleigh Boulevard; stolen, tanktops.


2016 TaoTao ATV on the 900 block of Long Avenue.

2007 Ford Taurus on the 500 block of Nance Street.


100 block of Tyson Avenue; damaged, window.