Thieves charged in more store robberies
By Gary Popp
Published in News on February 6, 2011 1:50 AM
The Goldsboro Police Department has completed its investigation into a months-long spree of robberies at local businesses by two men.
For four months, police officials allege, convenience stores were the primary targets for Antell Nobles, 21, of Isler Street, and Derek Cumber-lander, 23, of Running Deer Circle, Dudley.
The two men have been charged in the armed robberies of 11 businesses from Sept. 21, 2010 to Jan. 21, 2011.
At times, the men allegedly robbed the businesses in tandem, while at others, Nobles is believed to have worked solo.
Nobles is facing 11 counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. Cumberlander is facing five counts of the same charge.
According to police reports, during the robberies, the suspects would enter the businesses, brandish a weapon and take money, and sometimes tobacco products.
Sgt. Dwayne Dean said that it appears that after Jan. 1, the robberies changed to a single gunman.
The suspects are charged by the Goldsboro Police Department for armed robberies at the following locations:
* Handy Mart, 2011 U.S. 70 West, on Jan. 21
* China 8, 1807 N. Berkeley Blvd., on Jan. 19
* Handy Mart, 2011 U.S. 70 West, on Jan. 17
* Kangaroo Express, 515 E. New Hope Road, on Jan. 15
* Kangaroo Express, 515 E. New Hope Road, on Jan. 6
* Kangaroo Express, 515 E. New Hope Road, on Jan. 3
* Hasty Mart, 113 Millers Chapel Road, on Dec. 30, 2010
* Kangaroo Express, 515 E. New Hope Road., on Dec. 12, 2010
* Best Value Inn, 701 U.S. 70 East, on Nov. 11, 2010
* Hasty Mart, 113 Millers Chapel Road, on Nov. 3, 2010
* The Pantry, 1601 E. Ash St., on Sept. 21, 2010
Nobles and Cumberlander are being held at the Wayne County jail under $850,000 and $500,00 secured bonds, respectively.