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Suspects nabbed minutes after armed robberies

Posted May 12, 2009

— Police arrested two suspects minutes after two armed robberies several blocks apart in downtown Rocky Mount Monday night.

Two women told police that while they walking at 212 Melton St. around 10:30 p.m. when a green SUV stopped near them and two men jumped out. One man had a pistol and told them to give them everything they had, the women said. The men stole $13 and three pairs of earrings, police said, then the gunman fired in the air, and they fled the scene in the SUV.

A few minutes later, two men reported to police that two men riding in a green Chrevolet SUV had robbed them at 402 E. Virginia St. One man pulled out a pistol and told them "give it up," while the second man took their money and wallets from their pockets, police said. The robbers fled in the SUV.

Officers stopped a vehicle matching the description in the 1100 block of Leggett Road and arrested the two occupants – Anthony Hendricks, 27, and Rodrice Hendricks, 26. Police said that they recovered property stolen from the victims and the pistol used in the robberies and that the victims identified the two men as the robbers.

Both men were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and placed in the Nash County Jail.

Anthony Hendricks was also served two outstanding warrants from Wilson County.

According to state Department of Correction records, Anthony Hendricks was released from prison on April 11 after serving nearly 1 year and 4 months for two larceny convictions and a probation violation. His criminal record dates to 2003 in Nash and Wilson counties and includes convictions for felony breaking-and-entering, wanton injury to a person or property and driving on a revoked license.

Rodrice Hendricks has one conviction for driving with a revoked license in 2004, according to DOC records.

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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 12, 2009

    angora2, I would be proud to know you. I'm proud of ya'.

  • ncguy May 12, 2009

    Charge them with 2 counts of stupidity

  • itsnews2me May 12, 2009

    So much for rehabilitation, lock'em back up and leave'm there.

  • angora2 May 12, 2009

    "the touchy feely Liberals would cry at anything sadistic."

    Not so fast, buster. I'm a liberal and I am ALL for grouping like-minded criminals together on Alcatraz and letting them figure it out on their own. If they kill one another, so be it.

  • wcumom May 12, 2009

    Yall quit,It's not by fault of there own.Society has let them down.We did not mgive them enough so it's their right ot take it! Come on give them a break! When violence is committed it is the village's fault.Do right by these nice sweet "men" and send them 20.00 weekly into the DOC account!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 12, 2009

    I honestly wish we could house hundreds of thousands of prisoners on an island. No security on the island. And simply patrol the island with satellite surveilance. If anyone is seen trying to leave the island, simply send out a helicopter or small plane and shoot to kill. No exceptions. You commit a horrendous crime, you must live in horrendous circumstances.

    But, of course, the touchy feely Liberals would cry at anything sadistic. I'm sure if they watched someone brutally kill their own family, they would feel sorry for the criminal and forgive them immediately. It sounds stupid, but that's exactly what they do with the sentencing guidelines they give us.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 12, 2009

    Whatever the punishment scale is for armed robbery, these guys should get a punishment near the top of the scale. We shouldn't have to see their faces for nearly a decade or so.

  • angora2 May 12, 2009

    Fine, upstanding citizens, these guys!

  • jprime May 12, 2009

    some members of society are utterly worthless

  • CarolinianByChoice May 12, 2009

    Oh wow, the dude was out for THIRTY WHOLE DAYS before committing another crime (that we know of)? Guess he wanted to go back, huh?