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Woman hurt in robbery


Thursday, February 7, 2019

A 52-year-old woman suffered serious injury Saturday when she was mugged outside her home, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place between 8 and 9 a.m. on the roadway outside in the 1800 block of West Third Street, according to the report released on Wednesday. The incident was described as a strong-armed robbery involving one suspect.

Items listed as stolen from the woman include a debit card, a driver’s license, a social security card and a black fanny pack, all of unlisted value. The woman reported serious injuries, the report said. The report did not specify how the woman was injured.

An investigation is ongoing.


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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 3140 Evans St., 7-7:37 p.m. Feb. 5: shoplifting reported at Best Buy; stolen items not listed; 29-year-old woman arrested and charged with larceny by an anti-inventory device and shoplifting.

■ 1800 block Kennedy Circle, 9:15 a.m.-1:40 p.m. Feb. 5: home entered by prying back window open; iPhone 7 with pink case valued at $700 stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 600 block Vance Street, 9-9:44 a.m. Feb. 5: one Hi-Point 9mm semi-automatic handgun valued at $250 stolen from vehicle by ex-boyfriend of victim; investigation ongoing.

■ 200 block Nash Street, 4-5:30 a.m. Feb. 5: Samsung Prime cellphone valued at $500 stolen from man by known person; investigation ongoing.

■ 1500 block East Arlington Boulevard, 10 p.m. Feb. 3-6 a.m. Feb. 4: break-in to business reported; business not specified; stolen items not listed; case inactive.

■ 1100 block South Pitt Street, noon Jan. 21-noon Feb. 1: 1981 yellow Bame three-axle trailer valued at $1,500 stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 2600 block East 10th Street, 3 p.m. Oct. 10, 2018-1 p.m. Jan. 28: 1999 green Ford Expedition sustained an unreported amount of damages during break-in; two subwoofer speakers, one 1900 watt amplifier and one touch-screen 14-inch stereo CD player, all valued at $600, stolen; case inactive.


■ 1019 Fleming St., 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 4: 17-year-old man assaulted at Sadie Saulter Elementary School by known person; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

Property Damage

■ 4300 block Bostic Drive, 7:40 a.m. Feb. 5: 32-inch TV sustained $150 in damage form boyfriend of victim; case closed: victim refused to cooperate.

■ 1000 block South Elm Street, 8 a.m. Jan. 29-12:45 p.m. Feb. 5: property damage reported; damaged items not listed; investigation ongoing.

Pitt County

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office released reports Tuesday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

■ 2000 block Old River Road, 5:55-5:56 p.m. Feb. 4: break-in to home reported; stolen items not listed; case active.

■ 4800 block N.C. 43 South, noon Jan. 1-noon Feb. 2: larceny reported at home; stolen items not listed; case active.


■ 4400 block Horton Lane, near Ayden, 7:17-7:18 p.m. Feb. 4: 24-year-old woman assaulted at home by family member; extent of injuries not reported; case cleared: victim refused to cooperate.

Property Damage

■ 2100 block Papas Place, 10 p.m. Feb. 2-5:30 p.m. Feb. 3: 2002 white Ford F-250 sustained $100 in damages; case active.


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