Grifton Police investigating overnight armed robbery of sweepstakes

GRIFTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Police are still searching for three suspects who robbed Ricky’s Sweepstakes Saturday night.

The sweepstakes business is located just two doors down from Grifton’s Town Hall.

Grifton Commission Mike Coles said he was concerned about safety when the business opened up.

“There will be a criminal element that will eventually come with it, just simply because of the cash flow and the cash that’s going to be involved in it possibly,” Coles said.

Coles said he plans to bring up the issue of sweepstakes businesses operating in Grifton at their next commissioner’s meeting.


Grifton Police are investigating an armed robbery of Ricky’s Sweepstakes Saturday night.

Police say the call came in around 9:50 p.m. According to police, three hooded suspects walked in with guns. Police say one of the suspects fired a single shot, which hit the wall.

The suspects fled on foot with between $500 and $1,000 in cash. No one was injured during the incident.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is helping with the investigation. Currently, authorities are reviewing video surveillance set up inside of the business.

Anyone with information should contact Grifton Police at 252-524-4161.


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