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One arrested, two sought in Wayne County robberies

Posted July 19, 2010

— Police were searching Monday for two men in the robbery of a Goldsboro supermarket in which a store clerk was shot.

Three masked men went into the Save More store at 1903 E. Ash St. at about 1 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk. After getting the money, one of the men shot the clerk in the leg and fired a shot at a customer in the store, police said.

Less than an hour later, Mount Olive police received a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store. An officer stopped a vehicle that he saw leaving the convenience store, and the three men inside fled on foot.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office brought in K-9s to search the area, and they arrested one man nearby.

Kevin Sanders, no age or address available, was charged with two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of resist, delay and obstruct. He was being held Monday in the Wayne County Jail under a $550,000 bond.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers 919-735-2255, the Mount Olive Police Department at 919-658-5031, extension 104, or Goldsboro Police Department at 919-580-4242.


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  • zamboniman Jul 19, 2010

    Most stores do not allow employees to carry weapons. The reason is the fear of a lawsuit. My company prohibits carrying weapons. If I'm caught carrying one it's automatic dismissal. And many of the customer sites I work at prohibit weapons as well.

  • 19THHOLE Jul 19, 2010

    Amen SWEET4U........ Let's just give all these people that put their lives on the line working to support their families a gun and a few weeks of self defense traing w/ handguns, and i bet this type of crimes will surely decline ! ! ! !

  • sweet4you Jul 19, 2010

    Here we go again. I wonder if they were given a job would they work???? just curious since they are always using the excuse of no jobs is the reason why theyare committing crimes