It was a busy weekend for the police. On Saturday morning, April 15, Greenville Police officers responded to 23 reports of car break-ins around the East 14th Street corridor. In almost every case, thieves targeted unlocked cars and stole valuable electronics, purses, loose change, and other items.
In some of these case reports, thieves stole purses and wallets, and then discarded them nearby after having searched through them for money and credit cards. In a few of the cases, physical evidence was recovered by the police.
The Greenville Police Department is investigating these cases and detectives are developing a few leads.
The Department asks the public to please report any suspicious activity to the police department. Anyone having information on these cases is asked to call the Greenville Police Department at 252-329-4315, or Pitt-Greenville CrimeStoppers at 252-758-7777.
Early on Sunday, April 15, a young man reported that he had been robbed and shot after meeting 2 women at a local nightclub. After the nightclub was closed, the man apparantly was invited to socialize with the women, who took him in their car for a ride. After a brief ride, the women stopped the car on a side street near Greensprings Park. 4 suspects then approached the car and robbed the young man. He was shot in the leg as he tried to run away. The women drove away.
On Sunday afternoon, April 15, a car crash on S. Memorial Drive at about 5:00 pm knocked out power in the area and closed Memorial Drive to traffic for several hours. The patrol officers called on our Citizens On Patrol volunteers [COPs] to assist with the enormous traffic problem, and the volunteers COPs stepped up in a big way. The COPs assisted with traffic diversion and traffic direction for several hours.