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Arson Hits Rocky Mount Business

Posted July 16, 2007

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— A fire that burned out a Rocky Mount Business Friday was arson, police said.

Firefighters said they found Alex's Mini Mart near downtown already engulfed in flames when they arrived around 1:30 a.m.

The store was closed at the time, and no one was hurt.

The building and its contents suffered extensive damaged that will cost nearly $200,000 to repair, investigators said.

Rocky Mount police said they have a suspect but have not made any arrests.

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  • Glenn Miller Jul 16, 2007

    Well....one more front down....these mini-marts are nothing but a front for illegal activities and cash harboring for terrorist.....good riddance to this one!! Get rid of the trash and maybe RM can once again be the great city it once was..