Armed Robbery Reported Near Smithfield

Johnston County deputies are searching for two men driving a white SUV following an armed robbery Thursday morning near Smithfield.

Several deputies responded to Johnson’s Mobile Home Park on Highway 210 around 12:35am after two residents reported they were robbed. 

The victims, ages 29 and 40, were inside their home and had stepped outside to a vehicle.  That’s when a white Ford Expedition with a black stripe pulled into the main driveway and stopped. Two men, possibly Hondurans, and both wearing gray polo shirts, exited the vehicle. One was armed with a gun, the other a baseball bat. They robbed the victims of their cash before fleeing.  No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the suspects or the robbery is asked to contact the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office at 919-989-5000.