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Pair charged with robbing Goldsboro stores, restaurants, hotels

A 21-year-old man has been charged with robbing six stores in Goldsboro and Wayne County, authorities said Wednesday.

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 Dereck Demetrius Cumberlander
GOLDSBORO, N.C. — 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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