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Rocky Mount motorists robbed at gunpoint

Posted July 9, 2009 10:22 a.m. EDT

— Five armed men robbed two men in a 1987 Ford Thunderbird along Cedar Street Wednesday night, according to Rocky Mount police.

The victims told police they went to 407 Cedar St. around 9:30 p.m. to buy a grill. Before they got out of their car, five men, including one with a handgun, approached them and demanded money.

Police said the driver jumped out of the car and tried to run, but the robbers caught and assaulted him. The robbers ordered the passenger out of the car and took $30 from his pants pocket.

One man then got into the Thunderbird and drove away with it, police said.

The car's information has been entered in the FBI's National Crime Information Center database.

Police do not have any suspects in the robbery.