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Goldsboro man charged in string of robberies

Posted April 3

Warren Baker Jr.
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— A homeless Goldsboro man has been charged in more than a dozen robberies since last summer, police said Monday.

Goldsboro police on Thursday charged Warren Baker Jr., 31, with 12 counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, six counts of second-degree kidnapping, three counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and one count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. Wayne County and Duplin County authorities also charged Baker with robberies in their jurisdictions.

The following robberies in Goldsboro have been linked to Baker:

  • Aug. 31, ABC Store, 1316 W. Grantham St.
  • Oct. 6, Family Dollar, 2529 E. Ash St.
  • Oct. 16, Subway, 101 Patetown Road
  • Oct. 21, Burger King. 1901 N. Berkeley Blvd.
  • Nov. 30, Family Dollar, 2529 E. Ash St.
  • Dec. 8, Hardees, 1109 Eleventh St.
  • Dec. 8, woman, parking lot at 601 Royall Ave.
  • Dec. 9, Dollar General, 1400 W. Grantham St.
  • Jan. 28, Circle K, 600 N. Spence Ave.

Baker is being held in the Wayne County jail under a $600,000 bond.

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