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Pair charged with robbing Goldsboro stores, restaurants, hotels

Posted February 3, 2011

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— Two men have been charged in a string of at least 11 robberies at convenience stores, restaurants and hotels in Goldsboro and Wayne County, police said.

Antell DeAngelo Nobles, 21, faces 11 counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and has a $850,000 secured bond. Dereck Demetrius Cumberlander, 23, faces five counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and has a $500,000 secured bond.

Nobles was initially arrested in connection with a Jan. 21 robbery. Investigators with the Goldsboro Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff's Office then developed evidence linking him to other robberies and pinpointing Cumberlander as an accomplice, police said.

The robberies took place between late September and late January. In the earlier robberies, two men would enter a business, brandish a weapon and take money and tobacco products, investigators said. In the robberies this year, only one gunman would enter the targeted businesses.

Police said the arrest cleared these cases:

  • Sept. 21, 2010, robbery of Pantry, 1601 E. Ash St.
  • Nov. 3 and Dec. 30, 2010, robberies of Handy Mart, 113 Millers Chapel Road
  • Nov. 11, 2010, robbery of Best Value Inn, 701 U.S. Highway 70 East
  • Dec. 12, 2010, and Jan. 3, 6 and 15 robberies of a Kangaroo store, 515 E. New Hope Road
  • Jan. 17 and 21 robberies of Handy Mart, 2011 N.C. Highway 70 West
  • Jan. 19 robbery of China 8, 1807 N. Berkeley Blvd.

Cumberlander was on probation for Jan. 6 convictions for driving with a revoked license and a motor vehicle violation, state Department of Correction records show. He was convicted of armed robbery in 2005, and while serving a 3½-year prison sentence, he racked up 12 infractions, including four for a sexual act and three for fighting.

Nobles has a 2008 larceny conviction and a 2009 conviction for operating a vehicle without a license, according to DOC records.

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  • Servent Feb 4, 2011

    These guys ave nothing to lose, they get out go on a rampage and go back home, Jail, TV 3 meals, games, workout area, est.
    take the life away, put them in a cell feed them one time a day and 0 I mean 0 things to do, don't take them out side, don't do anything for these kind of people. Make them PAY for their crimes

  • Justin T. Feb 4, 2011

    "I think it costs taxpayers $50,000 per year to keep an inmate. And these guys probably stole less than $1000. Great." --As a taxpayer I'm perfectly fine with footing the bill to keep violent criminals behind bars. It's the non-violent petty drug/theft criminals that need to be looked at closely and every attempt be made to keep them productive and not getting free room and board on our dime.

  • sammyg Feb 4, 2011

    Wow, way to make yo' mama proud!

  • Retired07 Feb 3, 2011

    I think it costs taxpayers $50,000 per year to keep an inmate. And these guys probably stole less than $1000. Great.

    So what are you saying? Perhaps let them go until they kill your family member??

  • hmhrn Feb 3, 2011

    Official_Jury~ at what point is it right to steal 1 penny from someone if it isn't yours?
    Cumberlander is a habitual felon as shown by his previous record. Nobles apparently is building a career as the same. When would the armed robbery become attempted murder or murder?

  • Just another bad guy Feb 3, 2011

    This story posted at 2:25. At 3:25, I think I saw them going into another convenience store.

    I think it costs taxpayers $50,000 per year to keep an inmate. And these guys probably stole less than $1000. Great.