Crime Stoppers has rewards offered

Oct. 04, 2013 @ 05:12 PM

Information is being sought and rewards offered by the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Association.

The monthly listing of crimes unsolved includes one at the Henderson hospital, one in Kittrell and another at a Henderson convenience store.

• On Sept. 28, Henderson police responded to Maria Parham Medical Center and learned two hospital employees had been robbed of cash, and one had a $500 cellphone taken.

The police reported an assailant forced into an office at the hospital at 9:44 p.m., using a weapon that was not a knife or firearm.

• On Aug. 25, and about 10 minutes before midnight, Vance County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a robbery in progress at the Kittrell Business Center at 115 N. Main St. in Kittrell.

According to a witness, two black males came into the business, at least one of them armed with a handgun. They demanded money from the cash register, and when preparing to leave, one of the men struck a victim in the head with the gun before running out.

Deputies reported the suspects wore blue hoodies and blue jeans.

• On Aug. 7, Henderson police responded to the Wilco Hess at 929 S. Garnett St. at 10:26 p.m. for a call about an armed robbery that had just taken place.

In that incident, a description on one suspect included no details on personal appearance, but the assailant was described as wearing a black shirt and tan shorts, white tennis shoes and a black ski mask.

According to police, the suspect entered the store, pointed a handgun and demanded cigarettes as well as cash from the cashier. The assailant left on foot and ran from the store.

Crime Stoppers encourages anyone with further information to call (252) 492-1925 or go to their website at hvcrimestoppers.com online to leave tips. Information is always taken anonymously.

Contact on city cases can also be made with the Henderson police Criminal Investigations Division at (252) 431-6063, and county cases can be referred to at the sheriff’s office investigations division at (252) 738-2200.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,000 for information that solves criminal cases. The reward money is paid through an anonymous accounting system that utilizes cooperation from local banks to make sure confidentiality is maintained.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.