Armed pair rob elderly man in Moore County, deputies say

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CARTHAGE, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities say that an armed man and woman robbed an elderly man along a road in Moore County late Friday night.

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of N.C. Highway 24/27 and Plank Road near Carthage, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The victim had car trouble and pulled over to the side of the road when he was then assaulted, deputies said.

Authorities said that the victim told them that the suspects possibly used a stun-gun during the attack.


The elderly man told deputies the man and woman robbers were driving a dark-colored, possibly green, Toyota or Nissan small passenger car that was “ragged out and beat up.”

According to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, one suspect is a black man about 5 feet, 11 inches tall weighing approximately 150 pounds.

“The victim described the suspect as tall and thin,” deputies said.

The other suspect is a white woman of medium build with long, dirty blond hair wearing a light-colored blouse and long pants, deputies said.

Anyone with additional information on this crime, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (910) 947-2931 or our tip line at (910) 947-4444.

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