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Attempted robbery reported at Rocky Mount Econo Lodge

Posted May 21, 2008

— The Nash County Sheriff’s Office was investigating an attempted robbery of the Econo Lodge on Tuesday night.

At about 10:45 p.m., two black men with shot guns entered the lodge, at 3714 Fluellen Road, and demanded money, authorities said.

The attendant managed to get away and run into the bar area. The two men then ran away empty-handed, officials said.

There is no surveillance video or pictures, and the men were still on the loose Wednesday.


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  • BIGCHEESECAMATO May 21, 2008

    Gosh, a Bar at an Econo Lodge, how fancy can it get

  • Glenn Miller May 21, 2008

    That place is a haven for druggies and dealers. Most of the "tenants" are locals who rent rooms to do shady things. The owner should stop renting to locals. It has been this way for a looong time.

  • BIGCHEESECAMATO May 21, 2008

    When you stay cheap and pay cheap, you will end up with cheap owners and this Econo Lodge fits it all. "Spend A Night, Not a Fortune" or "We leave the light on for you" "Great Rate Super 8" ..> I knew I should have gone to a Holiday Inn Express Last Night..

    Glad no one was hurt....

  • HappyGirl08 May 21, 2008

    I'm glad the person working was able to get away. Hopefully they will catch those guys.