Residents who live on Highway 210 in Johnston County are wary following two home invasions, a burglary, and a rash of storage building break-ins, all within the past week.
Sunday night, a 38 year-old man was beaten and robbed at his home in the 3300 block of Highway 210. Johnston County deputies said the victim was standing outside his home around 10:00pm smoking a cigarette when a black male and white male approached. The black male suspect pulled out a gun, ordered him back into his home, where he was assaulted and robbed of money.
Last Friday morning, three suspects assaulted and robbed two men inside their home in the 3200 block of Highway 210, taking a cell phone and cash. One of the three suspects, a 21 year-old man who lives in the neighborhood was later arrested and charged with the robbery. Sheriff’s deputies are still looking for the other two assailants.
Thursday morning, Smithfield Police responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the 600 block of Highway 210 and discovered a car filled with stolen baseball memorabilia that had just been taken. Three teens were arrested at the scene on numerous charges. A stolen handgun was also found in the car that was stolen during a rash of car break-ins recently between Clayton and Archer Lodge. Detectives have not said if the teens are suspects in the car break-ins.
And sheriff’s deputies are looking into a number of storage building break-ins last week off Highway 210 near McGee’s Crossroads. There is no evidence linking any of the cases.
Residents are asked to keep their doors locked and report any suspicious activity.