Victim Robbed After Being Offered Marijuana

Authorities are looking for three suspects following a reported armed robbery Sunday night. It happened near the Super 8 motel at the I-40/NC42 interchange.

A 23 year-old guest at the motel said he was sitting near the pool around 11:00pm when he was approached by two men. The suspects offered the victim marijuana but told him he would need to step behind a dumpster on Leone Court to smoke it so no one would be caught.

After following the men behind the dumpster, the victim said he was held at gunpoint by the two men and robbed of his cell phone. The victim said he was forced into a car occupied by a man and a woman and driven to a wooded area on Commerce Parkway. The suspect fled into the woods with the suspect’s chasing him. He managed to getaway but not before sustaining minor injuries.

Johnston County deputies canvassed the area looking for suspects. As of Monday no arrests had been made but the incident remains under investigation.