Burglar robs convenience store


From Staff Reports

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Rocky Mount police are investigating a recent burglary of a local convenience store.

Cpl. Brad Summerlin, public information officer of the Rocky Mount Police Department, said about 4:51 a.m. on Sept. 27 that a suspect broke into a closed convenience store in the 900 block of West Raleigh Boulevard. Summerlin said the robber busted and damaged the window valued at $500 and a small portion of the glass on the door.

According to a report, the burglar stole 82 cartons of Newport cigarettes valued at $478.06, 10 cigarellos valued at $20 and three lottery tickets valued at $3. Summerlin said the suspect was described as a black man wearing a black red hooded shirt, jeans, gray tennis shoes and dark gloves.

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:


24-year-old female on the 600 block of Clark Street.

54-year-old male on the 100 block of Fieldcrest Drive.

52-year-old female on the 900 block of Branch Street.


900 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, cellphone.

400 block of Sled Court; stolen, iPhone.

900 block of Gay Street; stolen, dirt bike.

2200 block of Peele Road; stolen, battery.