At about 10:40 p.m. Monday, Sgt. L. Melton and Officer M. DiPietro with the Weldon Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Julian Allsbrook Highway in reference to an armed robbery, according to a press release from Chief C.G. Davis.
Upon their arrival, the suspects had left the area fleeing north toward Fairground Lane. During the investigation, officers discovered there were two suspects involved. One suspect was described as approximately 6 feet, 1 inch in height, dark complexion with a slim build, and was wearing all black except for a red hoodie (this suspect brandished a weapon). The second suspect was described as approximately 5 feet, 8 inches in height, dark complexion with a slim build and wearing all black. Both suspects were wearing bandanas to cover their faces. The suspects fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money. There was no one injured during the robbery.
Sgt. T. Mason and Officer H. Cross, officers with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department, and deputies with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office assisted during this investigation. Anyone with information about the identity of these suspects is encouraged to contact Melton at 252-536-3136 or Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444.