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Bike, cash stolen in Rocky Mount armed robbery

Posted September 24, 2009

— A 35-year-old man told Rocky Mount police that two men armed with a handgun stole his bike and $18 in cash shortly before midnight Wednesday.

Police said that The victim was riding his bike in the 100 block of Ridge Street when two men approached him. One brandished a handgun and demanded the victim lie on the ground. They searched the victim and took money from his pockets, police said.

The men left in the direction of Columbia Avenue, one riding the Huffy bicycle and the other on foot.

Police described them as black men between 18 and 22 years old. One was 6 feet tall, weighed about 200 pounds and had short hair. He wore a white T-shirt and white shoes. The second was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed about 150 pounds. He wore a plaid shirt, dark blue jeans and white shoes.

Anyone who might have seen the men or has any information about the robbery should call Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information that solves felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • jamesronnie72 Sep 28, 2009

    In Rocky Mount at night its not unusual to see hundreds of people walking and riding bikes all throughout the night, there is things like this happening every night around here. I was riding down church st. the other nights and could here gunshots. once again thats not an unusual thing neither.

  • Glenn Miller Sep 24, 2009

    It should be, but sadly, armed robbery isn't a federal crime. Certain types are, such as bank robberies, postal robberies or any other "armed" robberies of government property.

    I can't believe that WRAL posted this. This is an every day occurrence in RM. Must be a slow news day. :-)

  • offconstantly Sep 24, 2009

    you know times are tough when u gotta steal 18 bucks of a guy riding a bike. times are tough, wheres obama? i need another stimulus check?? blah blah blah......

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Sep 24, 2009

    well if bikejacking doesnt armed robbery does

  • the river rat Sep 24, 2009

    Wonder if bikejacking qualifies as a federal crime....

  • ECU4lyf Sep 24, 2009

    looks like the Rocky Mount curfew could use an overhaul, I told you to include older adults, why was this guy out on a bicycle at that hour?

  • Just the facts mam Sep 24, 2009

    I sure am glad I do not live in Rocky Mount...