by YES! Staff

Local hero

Reginald Bolden was cashing a check at the Food Rite Curb Market on East Market Street in Greensboro on May 9 when Jebrell Nelson allegedly pushed him away from the counter and tried to steal the cash from the store clerk. Bolden and the clerk managed to subdue Nelson until Greensboro police officers arrived, according to police reports. Officers arrested Nelson and charged him with common law robbery.

Coincidence or pattern?

At least four Family Dollar stores in the Triad have suffered armed robberies in the past two weeks, including two incidents last week, according to police reports. The Family Dollar store on Coliseum Boulevard in Greensboro was robbed on May 9. The Family Dollar store in the Northpoint Shopping Center in Winston-Salem was robbed just 48 hours prior. On May 7, witnesses told police two armed male subjects, described as 5-7 in height, entered the Northpoint Family Dollar, seized an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot. The suspects assaulted the store clerk, who was later treated for minor injuries. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call Winston-Salem CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800. On May 9, witnesses told Greensboro police that a male suspect, described as 5-7 to 5-10 in height, 150 pounds, wearing a black baseball cap with an embroidered logo on the front, white T-shirt and black jeans, entered the store on Coliseum Boulevard, brandished a gun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call Greensboro CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Serial robber nabbed

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Lee Taylor Jr. and charged him with three counts of armed robbery and one count of kidnapping on May 4. Police captured Taylor on Anson Street after responding to an armed robbery call at the Family Dollar store on Peters Creek Parkway. Witnesses told police the suspect grabbed a customer, threatened her with a gun and demanded money. Officers located items stolen from the business along with the gun the suspect used in the robbery. Police determined that Taylor was involved with three recent robberies in the Jonestown Road area including Burger King and McDonalds restaurants and a Citgo gas station. Taylor was taken to the Forsyth County Jail and placed under $600,000 secured bond.

You’ll shoot your eye out

Winston-Salem police officers responded to a report of a discharged firearm behind the playground of Old Town Elementary School on Reynolda Road on May 7. Witnesses told police a male subject fired rifle into the air beside a residence in the 3800 block of Talcott Avenue. Officers later arrested Corey Lamont McNeil, seized a BB air rifle in McNeil’s possession and charged him with violating the city ordinance as it relates to discharging of BB guns within city limits.