Asian restaurant owners targeted in violent robberies

Local and county law enforcement agencies across eastern North Carolina have partnered with the State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to address violent home invasion robberies where thieves have targeted Asian restaurant owners in Beaufort, Craven, Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Lenoir, Onslow, Pitt and Wayne counties since December 2013.