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Suspect caught in store robbery

By From staff reports
Published in News on February 23, 2012 1:46 PM

SNOW HILL -- Police in Snow Hill have arrested a man in connection with the armed robbery of a Bojangles restaurant Wednesday morning.

Justin Tyson, 22, was charged with armed robbery. A car also believed to be involved in the holdup was seized.

The same restaurant was robbed Jan. 23 by three armed men -- the same night that a KFC restaurant on Berkeley Boulevard was robbed by three men with matching descriptions.

Police would not say if they believe the robberies were related.

The robbery happened around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, according to Snow Hill police, with several customers inside the store at the time.

The car seized was a Mercury Cougar.

The same Bojangles at 1035 Kingold Blvd. was robbed Jan. 23 about 9:15 p.m. Police were looking for three suspects in that armed robbery. The KFC on Berkeley Boulevard also was robbed on Jan. 23, around 8 that night.