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Authorities Seek Suspect In Greenville Robbery

Posted June 23, 2004

— Greenville police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred over the weekend in Greenville, and he may be traveling in the Triangle area.

Lionel Sinclair Grandy, 33, is wanted for robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Grandy is believed to be armed with a .38-caliber handgun.

Investigators believe Grandy has relatives in Wilson and has been visiting unknown locations in Zebulon, Raleigh and Goldsboro.

According to police, the robbery happened Sunday night, when the victim was approached by two men and robbed at gunpoint.

A third person, Grandy, drove the getaway vehicle.

Police said the victim gave pursuit, and the occupants of the suspect vehicle shot at the victim during the pursuit.

After abandoning their vehicle, two of the suspects were arrested.

Melvin Hagans, 35, and James Ham, 29, both of Zebulon, were taken into custody and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Grandy was last seen on foot on Stantonsburg Road in Greenville, in the vicinity of the Red Cross Blood Center and the Greenwood subdivision at approximately 1 a.m. Monday.

Anyone with information about Grandy or his whereabouts is asked to call Det. Cpl. Elks, of the Greenville Police Department's Major Crimes Unit, at

(252) 329-4371.

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