Grand Jury Indicts Couple For Robbery

Two people have been indicted by a Grand Jury in Smithfield for a robbery earlier this year.

On January 17th, a Lenoir County man said he was lured from a Smithfield bar to a Selma mobile home park where he was assaulted and robbery.

The 38 year-old Pink Hill man said he was at Twister’s nightclub on South Brightleaf Boulevard in Smithfield where he met a woman. The female asked the victim for a ride to Pippin’s Mobile Home Park off Highway 96 North of Selma, according to Tammy Amaon, Public Information Officer, with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

Romero-Huggins-Mugshots-FIAfter arriving at the mobile home park, the woman allegedly grabbed the keys from the vehicle and ran. Moments later, two men approached the vehicle, shattered the window, and pulled the victim of out his truck, kicking and punching him, Amaon said.  The defendants are also accused of threatening the victim with a firearm.

The victim said he was robbed of $1,500 in cash, approximately $8,000 in jewelry, and a cell phone.

Clayton Police stopped the suspect’s getaway vehicle a short time later.

Victor Andrew Josh Romero, 30, of Woodruff Road, Selma and Samantha Rose Huggins, 30, of Whitley Street, Middlesex were both indicted for robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.