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Crime: Gun-toting man robs people sitting on porch

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The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A man brandishing a handgun robbed two men who were sitting on a front porch Friday evening on Colonial Avenue, according to Greenville police.

A 67-year-old man and a 58-year-old man were sitting on the porch in the 1300 block of Colonial Avenue about 6:20 p.m. when a stranger reportedly approached them with a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from them.

The stranger entered the residence, stole an undisclosed amount of cash and was picked up several minutes later by an unidentified subject, according to police.

It did not appear to be a random act, according to Kristen Hunter, spokeswoman for the Greenville Police Department.

No one was hurt during the robbery, and police continue to investigate.

GREENVILLE

The police department released reports Monday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

3800 block East 10th St., 11:59 a.m. April 2: Troy-Bilt pressure washer valued at $325 stolen from vehicle in home improvement store parking lot; investigation ongoing.

4600 E. 10th St., 3:50-4:30 p.m. April 1: sandals, dress, playwear and accessories, all valued at $26.80, stolen from Wal-Mart and recovered; case cleared by citation.

1300 block Red Banks Road, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 31: black and silver iPhone 4 valued at $200 stolen from juvenile at school; investigation ongoing.

3300 block Ellsworth Drive, 6 a.m.-9:54 p.m. March 31: $400 in damages to rear-door entry to home; Canon black and silver digital camera, silver Fossil watch, Lenovo laptop computer, LG 42-inch Smart television, all valued at $2,200, stolen; investigation ongoing.

2830 Gateway Drive, 2:30-2:41 p.m. March 31: Trojan condoms valued at $2.32 stolen from Wal-Mart; investigation ongoing.

300 block Treybrooke Circle, 5 p.m. March 29-9:58 March 31: 10 pairs of women’s underwear valued at $30 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

3100 block Cypress View Drive, 12:25 p.m. March 29: license plate valued at $30 stolen from parking lot; case inactive.

1400 block Addison Court, 3:13 p.m. March 28: Avengers Power Hammer game, Star Wars Bladebuilders, Tramontina 11-inch square grill pan and black West Marine ski jacket, all valued at $161.87, stolen from residence and recovered; arrest made.

2200 block University Suites Drive, 12:01 a.m. March 20-10:51 a.m. March 27: license plate stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

4600 E. 10th St., 7:21 p.m. Feb. 23: 35 miscellaneous items valued at $201.23 stolen from Wal-Mart and recovered; investigation ongoing.

3801 S. Memorial Drive, near Winterville, 12:10-12:15 a.m. March 30: bell peppers, peanuts, mushrooms. cucumber and six-pack of Bud Light Platinum stolen from Wal-Mart Express and recovered; 23-year-old woman arrested and charged with misdemeanor larceny.

400 block Moye Boulevard, 6:50-7 a.m. March 26: social security card stolen from 37-year-old woman by ex-boyfriend at motel; investigation ongoing.

2530 S. Memorial Drive, 7:16-7:46 p.m. March 31: speakers valued at $40 stolen from Family Dollar; investigation ongoing.

Assaults

300 block Verdant Drive, 5:30 p.m. March 31: 22-year-old man assaulted by friend in parking lot of apartment complex; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

1400 block John Cox Lane, 10-10:26 a.m. April 2: 26-year-old woman assaulted at home by friend; minor injuries reported; case closed; prosecution declined.

1500 block Charles Boulevard. 4:30-5:10 a.m. April 2: 21-year-old man assaulted at home by ex-girlfriend; minor injuries reported; arrest made.

2600 block MacGregor Downs Road, 3-4:08 a.m. April 2: 62-year-old man assaulted in parking lot of apartment complex; serious injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

3700 block Bostic Drive, 1-1:42 a.m. April 2: 23-year-old woman assaulted by known person; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

400 block Oxford Road, 7:30-7:45 p.m. April 1: 59-year-old man assaulted at home by acquaintance; extent of injuries not reported; case inactive; warrants obtained.

400 block Winslow Pointe Drive, 6-6:19 a.m. April 1: 35-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; investigation ongoing.

3300 block Frontgate Drive, 12:35-12:39 a.m. April 1: 46-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

500 block West 14th Avenue, 5-6:21 p.m. March 31: 35-year-old man assaulted by stranger at home; extent of injuries not reported; juvenile assaulted by acquaintance at home; minor injuries reported; rear entry door to residence sustained $250 in damages; investigation ongoing.

200 block South Pitt Street, 9-9:21 a.m. March 31: 40-year-old woman assaulted by spouse at government building; extent of injuries not reported; arrest made.

2400 block Bray Court, 6:46-7:45 a.m. March 23: 33-year-old man assaulted by spouse at her home; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

1100 block Grovemont Drive, 8:15 p.m. March 22: 16-year-old woman assaulted by acquaintance at home; extent of injuries not reported; juvenile also assaulted; minor injuries reported; arrest made.

Damages

1900 block Kennedy Circle, 2:30-2:46 a.m. April 1: victim’s boyfriend caused $150 in damages to wooden room door at her home; case closed; prosecution declined.

1200 block Cotanche Street, 10 p.m. March 30-7 p.m. March 31: black Mazda MX3 valued at $18,000 damaged; case closed; leads exhausted.

200 block Terrace Court, 8:30-9:30 p.m. March 28: siding of residence sustained $400 in damages by flames; 27-year-old man arrested and charged with two counts of injury to real property.

PITT COUNTY

The sheriff’s office released reports Monday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

1800 block Midgette Lane, 1-1:48 p.m. April 2: LG cellphone valued at $149 stolen at church; investigation ongoing.

1700 block Ashley Drive, 4:50-4:55 a.m. April 3: 54-year-old woman robbed of $120 cash at her home by known person who used blunt object; no injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

2800 block C & R Lane, 12:12-12:13 a.m. March 28: 20-inch television and 32-inch television valued at $300 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

4700 block Weyerhaeuser Road, near Ayden, 1:45-4:30 p.m. March 31: six folding tables and 20 metal chairs valued at $600 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

6500 block Boss McLawhorn Road, near Grifton, 3-6 p.m. March 18: $4,000 stolen; investigation ongoing.

Assault

2800 block Worthington Warren Road, near Stokes, 9-9:10 p.m. April 1: 21-year-old man assaulted by girlfriend; no injuries reported; arrest made.

Damages

2400 block Mama T Lane, near Bethel, 11:10-11:16 p.m. April 1: one double-pane window sustained $200 in damages; investigation ongoing.

2100 block Flutter Lane, 5:05 p.m. March 31: Honda Accord sustained $250 in damages; investigation ongoing.

1900 block Dixie Lane, 7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. March 31: window screen and frame sustained $115 in damages; investigation ongoing. 

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