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Bicycle-riding robbers shoot Rocky Mount man

Posted July 6, 2009

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— A Rocky Mount man told police that two men on a bike shot and robbed him in the 500 block of Dexter Street early Saturday.

Officers responded to calls about a shooting around 1:45 a.m. They found Lanorris Smalls lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his neck.

Smalls was transported to Nash General Hospital and transferred to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. He was listed in stable condition Monday, police said.

Smalls told police that he was walking when two men on a bike approached him. One man shot and robbed him, and they both fled on the bike, police said.

Investigators have not identified any suspects in the robbery.

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  • Riddickfield Jul 7, 2009

    so was that two guys on one bike?

  • wadetp Jul 7, 2009

    It's on Dexter St, do you really need a description?

  • 68_polara Jul 7, 2009

    Did Durham just get out hooded by little old Rocky Mount?

  • usmilewme2 Jul 6, 2009

    1st I was not yelling. If yelling I would underline all. caps were on because computer i was using was a work one and that's the format they use and sometimes forget to change.

    2nd angor2 if we had more info (i work in rocky mount) i would know what i might need to be more aware of not just wanting to run over everybody on a bike that gets near me thinking they might shot me..........:)

  • angora2 Jul 6, 2009

    BeenHereSince67, with that information, will you be solving the crime yourself?

  • angora2 Jul 6, 2009

    usmilewme2, PLEASE STOP YELLING! We can "hear" lower case much better.

  • Tin Nutt Jul 6, 2009

    You guys looking for the description are assuming that it was provided to the press. Completeness of information and accuracy have never been prerequisites for getting a news story released to the public.

  • usmilewme2 Jul 6, 2009

    I AGREE BEENHERESINCE67, THEY TELL US EVERYTHING ELSE. BESIDES HOW AM I TO KNOW THAT THE NEXT BIKER I SEE IS NOT TRYING TO ROB ME AND I TAKE AIM. THIS COULD BE ADULTS, KIDS, TEENS, WHITE, BLACK, MEXICANS WHO THE HECK KNOWS COULD BE THE COPS ON BIKES..HEY NOW THERES A THOUGHT AND A HALF.(lololol)

  • BeenHereSince67 Jul 6, 2009

    I repeat myself ... why is there no description of the criminals in this news story? Their age, height, weight, hair and eye color, race would all be useful data for us to have.

    What possible reason would there be for not providing us with that important info?

    Is it no longer politically correct to let us law-abiding citizens know that kind of thing?

    The World Wonders ...

  • oldrebel Jul 6, 2009

    This is just part of the "Green crime wave" that is looing due to higher gas prices, taxes and insistence by government to dictate how people get around. Soon we'll be seeing many more of these "bike-by" shootings (as alluded to by Happy Girl) in additon to pedestrian criminals who simply stay on foot to do their nefarious deeds. We need to stop this crime wave before it happens by banning bikes (Thanks to chfdcpt) and outlawing shoes of any kind, espcially specially designed assault footwear. Only when all of us are barefoot and bikeless can we breathe easier about the threat from bike riding , athletic shoe wearing criminals harming us.

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