From Staff Reports
Monday, November 16, 2009
Two Rocky Mount women told police they were robbed at gunpoint late Saturday at Battle Park.
The 18- and 20-year-old victims said they were parked near the boat ramp at the park around 10:30 p.m. when a man wearing a bandana over his face and a red sweatshirt appeared from the wooded area next to the ramp. The victims said the man was carrying a long gun with a wooden stock.
The man pointed the gun at the driver, removed both victims from the car and ordered them to the ground.
A second man appeared and ransacked the women’s car, taking a Tinkerbell purse, money, a credit card and two cell phones.
The gunman fired a shot before fleeing the scene, the women said.
The victims left and reported the incident 15 minutes later from one of their homes.
The women said the gun-wielding suspect looked to be between 18 and 20 years old, and about 5-foot-9. They didn’t get a good look at the other man, the victims said.
First off, this park closes at sunset, so why was to women sitting in a park by the only boat ramp that late at nite. Now if this was to guys I would say that they were getting it on. So was these to ladies making out at the park at that time of nite??? so they left and went home to call for help, MMM, when leaving this park if they turn right there are business where they could seek help from, if they turn left they could have went downtown to the police station.. Something is a foot here.....