Bond charged in Greenville heist

Published 1:11 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2017

GREENVILLE – A local man is behind bars here after being accused of robbing a fast food restaurant at gunpoint on Sunday.

Greenville Police say that 26-year-old Anthony Louis Bond of 1119 Grabtown Road, Windsor, stands charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by felon.

Anthony L. Bond

He was jailed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.

Armed with a handgun, Bond allegedly walked behind the counter of Arby’s Restaurant on East Fire Tower Road shortly after 7 p.m. There it was alleged he took an undisclosed amount of cash and ran away towards the back of the restaurant, according to a report filed by the Greenville Police.

A short time later, a Greenville Police officer spotted Bond, who matched the suspect’s description, walking along County Home Road. Bond was positively identified by witnesses and was subsequently arrested.

A Greenville Police K9 located clothing the suspect had attempted to discard. The money stolen during the robbery was also recovered.

Greenville Police say about five people were inside the Arby’s at the time of the robbery, but no one was injured during the incident.

Bond made his initial court appearance in Pitt County on Monday morning. There, the judge appointed him an attorney and kept his bond at $250,000.

His next court date is Nov. 15.

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s criminal offender website, Bond has served three previous stints in jail for crimes, all in Pitt County.

He served a six-month sentence in 2010-11 for felony breaking and entering, followed by a three-month term later in 2011 for the same type of crime.

Bond was behind bars again in 2015-16, serving 12 months for common law robbery.