Suspect sought in Rich Square crimes

Published 4:40 pm Sunday, April 15, 2018

RICH SQUARE – A suspect from nearby Kelford is wanted in connection to numerous break-ins here in this Northampton County town.

Rich Square Police Chief Altessie Taylor identified the suspect as Marvin Gay Robinson of 117 David Drive, Kelford.

Taylor said warrants have been obtained on Robinson for felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, injury to property, and resisting a public officer.

Arrest warrants have been drawn for Marvin G. Robinson of Kelford.

She added that additional charges may be filed as a rash of recent break-ins have plagued Rich Square businesses over the past month.

The latest break-in occurred shortly before 1 a.m. on Friday, April 13 at Duck Thru Convenience Store #7, located at 224 North Main Street, Rich Square. There, an individual entered the business, which had closed for the night, and stole lottery tickets, cigarettes and beer.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing a black coat, blue shirt, stonewash blue jeans, and black shoes

Taylor said after viewing the store’s surveillance footage from that time period, she was able to identify the suspect as Marvin Robinson.

Later the same day, Taylor observed Robinson walking down South Main Street in Rich Square.

“I stopped to place Marvin Robinson under arrest for the Duck Thru break-in and larceny at which time he led me on a foot chase into a wooded area. He has not been apprehended at this time,” Chief Taylor said on Sunday afternoon.

She added that Robinson is a person of interest in other break-ins Rich Square.

Taylor asks those with information on Robinson’s whereabouts to contact the Rich Square Police Department at to 252-574-1041.

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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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