Four suspected in two armed robberies
Rocky Mount police arrested four people between 16 and 20 years old suspected in an armed robbery and attempted armed robbery Wednesday night.Posted — Updated
Deonte Jones, 19, Asia Brown, 16, Diereka Watson, 18, and Syraeeta Neal, 20, were each charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. Brown, Watson and Neal were given separate $15,000 bonds.
Jones was also charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction and given a $23,000 bond.
A 43-year-old man told police that while he was walking in the 300 block of Fairview Road around 10:45 p.m., a man got out the back seat of a burgundy car and approached him. The man pointed a shotgun at him and demanded money. The victim handed over his wallet and cell phone.
A 33-year-old man told police that he was walking in the 1200 block of Pitt Street shortly after 11 p.m. when a man got out of a burgundy vehicle. The man pointed a shotgun at him and told him to "come here." The victim ran away.
Later that night, police said, officers stopped a burgundy vehicle and inside it, found a sawed-off shotgun, red scarf, mask and a wallet belonging to the victim of the first robbery.
The vehicle's occupants were charged in the first robbery, and the investigation of the second continues.
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