Police: drug deal turns into armed robbery

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - Police are looking for a man they say committed an armed robbery during a drug deal.

According to Greenville Police, the armed robbery happened in the early hours of March 2, in the parking lot at the Economy Inn on Stantonsburg Road. The alleged victim claimed he was meeting with the suspect to buy marijuana from him.

But the alleged victim told police as we was buying the drug, the suspect pulled a knife and robbed him. The alleged victim said he fought back, but the suspect was able to steal a gold chain, an 'Angry Bird' pendant, reportedly valued at $50.

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Police said the victim had about 17 grams of marijuana that he bought from the suspect.

Anyone with information on the robber's whereabouts is asked to call the Greenville Police Department at 252-329-4315.

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