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Authorities Target Crime at Rocky Mount Stores

Posted May 23, 2007 12:21 p.m. EDT

— Hundreds of people were arrested in Rocky Mount in an effort to clean up criminal activity around convenience stores.

Law enforcement officials said 410 people were arrested during a four-day crime sweep, Operation Strike One.

About 40 officers from eight different law enforcement agencies targeted 14 stores in the Rocky Mount area. The charges covered a wide range of criminal offenses.