A New York man was charged Saturday night in the robbery of a clerk at CVS.
Antonio Person, 49, who interim Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said has ties to the area, was jailed on $76,000 bond and has a March 6 court date.
The robbery occurred shortly after 8:15 p.m. when Person allegedly walked in the store, acted as if he had a weapon and pointed at the clerk, Martin said this morning. He demanded and grabbed money. He fled the area.
In a statement Martin said Officer J. Wind and Master Officer R. Cross responded and received a description of the alleged suspect, who was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt of jacket.
Witnesses gave information on direction in which the alleged suspect fled and Cross relayed the information to other officers.
Sergeant M. Moseley encountered Person, who failed to stop for the officer. A foot chase ensued. Officer J. DeSare assisted Moseley in looking for the man, who was located in a yard near Long Circle.
Person was taken into custody and money was recovered from the scene.
Person faces charges of robbery and resist, delay, and obstruct. He was also served with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.
“The quick actions of A Squad resulted in the quick capture of the suspect responsible for the robbery and no one being hurt,” Martin said in the statement.
Lieutenant B. Norton and Officer S. Blythe assisted.