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Second person charged

Published 10:33am Monday, December 10, 2012

WINDSOR – Another person has been placed behind bars in connection with the attempted robbery of a Roxobel bank.

Velma Jevon Coleman, 27, of Windsor has been charged with conspiracy to commit common law robbery and conspiracy to commit extortion. She was placed in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

Coleman is the second person charged in the Nov. 28 incident in which a would-be robbery allegedly entered the Southern Bank in Roxobel and demanded money, but fled without getting anything.

Randolph Hyman Jr. ,AKA “Tree Top,” was arrested Tuesday in Roxobel, across the street from the bank he allegedly attempted to rob. He was charged with attempted common law robbery and extortion and placed in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under a $150,000 secured bond.

Both Hyman and Coleman are also charged in an incident later that same day in Williamston where Hyman allegedly held up a WilcoHess on East Boulevard in that Martin County town.

Hyman is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, common law robbery and extortion by the Williamston Police Department and is under a bond of $225,000.

Coleman’s charges in Williamston include robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit common law robbery. She is under a $150,000 bond for those crimes.

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley said the investigation into the incident in Roxobel continues and it is possible additional arrests will be made.

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