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Garner police seeking teen in connection with gas station robbery

Posted August 14, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014

A gas station on U.S. Highway 401 at Purser Drive was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night, authorities said.

— Garner police are searching for a 17-year-old charged Friday in connection with an armed robbery at a gas station off of U.S. Highway 401. 

According to investigators, Giovanni Kevin Ross, of Garner, robbed the Resco Mart, at 802 Purser Drive, at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday.

Ross is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and trespassing. Police said Ross was armed with a handgun during the robbery and should be considered dangerous.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Anyone with information about Ross' whereabouts should call the Garner Police Department at 919-772-8810 or 911.


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  • Jerry Sawyer Aug 15, 2014
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    Why do we have 17 year old kids doing armed robbery?

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Aug 15, 2014

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    So then a GOOD reporter works to get the right picture ASAP so the public is fully forewarned about a dangerous person on the loose.

  • dwntwnboy2 Aug 15, 2014

    If they KNOW who it is, do they have a previous picture to post? I mean most of the time they don't even know who they are looking for, they actually have a name to start with. How about letting the public know what this armed and dangerous person looks like?

  • Steve Faulkner Aug 15, 2014
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    They had a photo up with the story for a while. AH, here is why it's gone:
    From Garner PDs press releases: "UPDATE: The picture sent out with the original press release was incorrect, but the name is correct. Please delete and do not use the picture sent out in the original press release. "

  • Norman Lewis Aug 15, 2014
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    Armed and dangerous with no photo? All we need to do is look for an asian/black/hispanic/white/american Indian /other ethnic group 17yo young male dressed ????? and be careful. How helpful the story was.

  • Stan Creech Aug 15, 2014
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    A description of him would be helpful if it becomes available.

  • Steve Faulkner Aug 15, 2014
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    It is very will it, and right in front of Wal-mart, so that is very busy intersection.

  • WageSlave Aug 15, 2014

    Ahh, dang I go there a lot. One of the last places to get ethanol free gas. Hope no one was hurt.

  • dsdaughtry Aug 15, 2014

    according to another news source:
    Police in Garner say they're looking for a teen who allegedly robbed a convenience store Thursday.

    Detectives have warrants for 17-year-old Giovanni Kievn Ross. They say he used a handgun to hold up the Resco Mart on Purser Dr. just after 9:20 p.m.

    He's charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and trespassing.

    Anyone with information on Ross's location is asked to call the Garner Police Department at (919) 772-8810 or 911.

    Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

  • Confucius say Aug 15, 2014

    "No further information was immediately available." .....??

    So the reporter is told that the gas station was robbed and says Okay, I'll report that? What kind of investigative journalism is that?