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Weldon police seek man in Wednesday robbery

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A man with a lengthy criminal record who was released from prison in October for a series of crimes committed in 2014 is wanted by Weldon police in a Wednesday night armed robbery.

Motique Jackson

Chief James Avens said in a statement Motique Jackson, 24, is considered armed and dangerous and frequents areas of Roanoke Rapids and Weldon.

He is currently wanted for an armed robbery which occurred shortly before 9:15 p.m. in the 700 block of Maple Street. The police department is seeking two others in the crime who have yet to be identified.

The robbery occurred when the victim was approached in the streets and followed into their residence. The three men, two of them armed, demanded money and left with an undisclosed sum. No one was injured in the robbery, Avens said.

Weldon officers responded to the area and spotted two people matching the description. They fled into a wooded area near Ninth Street.

Leads in the investigation reportedly linked Jackson to the crime and warrants were obtained for his arrest on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering with intent to terrorize and possession of a firearm by felon.

In addition to his past criminal record, Jackson has a pending January 3 court date in Halifax County for assault by pointing a gun and breaking and entering to terrorize. Avens said those counts were not crimes investigated by Weldon police.

Jackson has been entered into national criminal databases and police continue to investigate to determine the identity of the others involved.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police department at 252-536-3136 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.


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