02/16/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/16/2021 12:27
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of several individuals responsible for a string of violent armed robberies in N.C.
Since Dec. 6, 2020, there has been a string of armed robberies occurring in eastern N.C. that law enforcement authorities believe involve the same individuals. Robberies have occurred in Beaufort, Washington, Craven, Greene, Pitt, Wilson, and Hertford Counties, and have all been perpetrated by 1-3 males fitting similar descriptions and using similar vehicles and firearms.
The suspects have targeted Dollar General, Food Lion, and Family Dollar stores. Robberies have also occurred at Pizza Hut, Walgreens, CVS, and One Main Financial. Almost all of the robberies have involved firearms being brandished during the crime.
'In cases involving violent crime, ATF frequently partners with local law enforcement agencies to share resources and personnel to strengthen investigations,' said ATF Special Agent in Charge Vince Pallozzi. 'These particular individuals are a serious threat to numerous communities and it is imperative that we end this dangerous crime spree and bring them to justice.'
Anyone with information about these robberies and the individuals involved should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-TIPS (800-283-8477). Tips can also be submitted through email at [email protected] or through the ReportIt ® app. All calls and tips will be kept confidential.