A Goldsboro man was stabbed during a Thursday night robbery on East Ash Street.

When Goldsboro police responded to the call shortly before 9 p.m. they found George Hart Lawrence III, 58, of Goldsboro, lying near a tree behind a business at 1508 E. Ash St.

Lawrence told police that an unknown man had slammed his head against the tree and then stabbed him in the stomach.

The assailant robbed Lawrence of an unknown amount of money.

Lawrence was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital by Wayne County emergency personnel.