Convicted Bank Robber Arrested For Robbing Johnston County Family Dollar Store

SELMA – A man previously convicted of bank robbery has been charged with robbing the Family Dollar at 107 N. Pollock Street in Downtown Selma. Selma Police responded to a robbery Thursday, April 7 at 11:11am.

Police said the suspect approached an employee working the checkout counter and demanded she empty the cash register. No firearm was displayed but a weapon was reportedly implied.

The suspect reportedly told the clerk, “Don’t play with me. You got three seconds.” After being handed an undisclosed amount of cash the robber fled on foot. Police later learned the getaway car had been parked near the store.

Following an investigation, Eugene Warren Scott Jr., age 56, of the 300 block of Stancil Street, Smithfield was arrested Thursday afternoon at his West Smithfield home. The car he reportedly drove was also parked at the residence. The stolen money was not recovered.

In November 2010, Scott was sentenced in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland to 151 months in prison. He had entered a plea agreement after being charged with the May – June 2009 robberies of America’s Bank, PNC Bank, CVS Pharmacy, and Family Dollar, all in Baltimore. He had prior convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Scott was released from federal prison in September 2020.

Selma Police charged Eugene Scott Jr. with common law robbery. He was held on a $40,000 bond at the Johnston County Jail.