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Wilson man arrested in Speedway burglary

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Police nabbed a suspect accused of breaking into a convenience store and taking the cash registers with him.

Officials charged 36-year-old Travis S. Battle of Wilson in connection to the Monday break-in at the Speedway located at 2131 Forest Hills Road, according to the Wilson Police Department.

Police responded to a 2:16 a.m. call regarding a burglary in progress at the store. When officers arrived they discovered the store had been broken into, and the cash registers, which contained an undisclosed amount of money, stolen, according to police.

Sgt. Steve Stroud said video surveillance captured the suspect and the suspected vehicle.

Patrol officers were given the descriptions from the store video surveillance, Stroud said. An officer then found the suspected vehicle in the 200 block of Goldsboro Street, but no one was in it.

While officers were investigating the vehicle, they saw Battle in a nearby wood line and arrested him.

Battle was subsequently charged with felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. He was given a $30,000 secured bond.

Police also charged Battle in connection to a Jan. 1 store burglary at City Gas and Convenience located at 2603 Forest Hills Road.

Battle faces felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering as a result of that incident, police said. Battle was given an additional $30,000 secured bond in that case.

Police ask anyone with information regarding these incidents to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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