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Police: Goldsboro man pointed gun at clerk, demanded cigarettes

Posted March 12, 2013

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— Police arrested a Goldsboro man Saturday in connection with an armed robbery at a Kangaroo Express on Feb. 23.

Matthew Hunter Carr, of 304-B N. Jefferson Ave., was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held in the Wayne County jail under a $200,000 secured bond, pending his first court appearance.

Police say the 27-year-old walked into the Kangaroo Express, at 1601 E. Ash St., pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded cigarettes. He was identified through surveillance footage, police said.

No other information was released.

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  • wildpig777 Mar 12, 2013

    Nicotine fit?- bad guy

    oh that's good, real good.

  • wildpig777 Mar 12, 2013

    post of the day -- Some people will do anything for a Camel.

  • nclifeisgood Mar 12, 2013

    Uhavenoclu... You seriously have no clue! This happened in my city. I shouldn't be afraid to walk into a store to buy a drink or pay for gas. If one thing had gone wrong, the clerk or a customer could've been hurt. I hope you are never in a situation like having a gun pointed in your face and if you are make light of the situation and don't panic!

  • wandecki1 Mar 12, 2013

    People who take life so seriously are the ones who panic when faced in this kind of situations. It's ok to fear for fear makes you think,it's when you panic you get hurt.So lighten up it didn't happen nowhere near you so don't dwell on it,the clerk did the right thing and the person was caught,so smoke em if you got em.
    Uhavenoclu
    March 12, 2013 4:15 p.m

    Ummm....actually it DID happen near me. It's less than 2 miles from where I work and I stop at this station often. And it's NOT OKAY, fear or not, to put a gun in someones face. Period. Seriously???? You sound like you approve of armed robbery. Nice.

  • Uhavenoclu Mar 12, 2013

    It's not about the cigarettes....it's about pointing a GUN in someone's face!!!

    People who take life so seriously are the ones who panic when faced in this kind of situations.
    It's ok to fear for fear makes you think,it's when you panic you get hurt.So lighten up it didn't happen nowhere near you so don't dwell on it,the clerk did the right thing and the person was caught,so smoke em if you got em.

  • wandecki1 Mar 12, 2013

    It's not about the cigarettes....it's about pointing a GUN in someone's face!!!

  • Uhavenoclu Mar 12, 2013

    Years in prison just for a $5 pack of cigarrettes?
    Some peoples kids.

  • Naysayer Mar 12, 2013

    That was one heck of a "smoke break".

  • Obamacare rises Mar 12, 2013

    Sometimes you just need a smoke.

  • joeBob Mar 12, 2013

    Well it is an addiction.

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