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Police: Robberies in Easton, Wilson Linked

A series of armed holdups in Easton and Wilson are connected, police say.

Three people were robbed at gunpoint in less than two hours Saturday night in Wilson and downtown Easton.

That's not a coincidence, according to police.

Easton police Inspector Daniel Regan tells the Express-Times that all three robberies are "definitely related."

At 8:50 p.m. Saturday, a 16-year-old girl was robbed by two men on Freemansburg Avenue in Wilson. One of the men held a gun on her, and the pair got away with her purse and her cell phone.

About an hour later in Easton, a man and woman were walking along the 100 block of N. Bank Street just before 10 p.m. when two men approached. One of them pointed a gun at the woman and took off with her purse.

While officers were investigating this robbery, another man came forward and said he'd also just been robbed at gunpoint in the first block of N. Bank Street.

In all three cases, the suspects matched the same description: The gunman was a shorter, heavy-set black male in a red sweatshirt, while his partner was a taller, thinner black male in a blue sweatshirt or jacket.

The two men might also be responsible for another local robbery -- the holdup of Mel's Doggie Stand in Forks Township last week.

Moving forward October 03, 2012 at 02:46 PM
We need more police patrolling in Easton
Ronnie DelBacco October 03, 2012 at 06:14 PM
We need more responsible armed citizens...Police can only show up AFTER an incident and write up the report. We cannot depend solely on police protection. It just isn't realistic to expect our police to prevent every crime. Citizens need to be just as diligent, if not more so, than the police.
Elizabeth October 04, 2012 at 06:30 AM
Did you just use responsible and armed as it relates to Easton? Think about that...

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