Two suspects charged in bank robbery at Greenville Walmart

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Two people have been charged in connection to a robbery that happened earlier this week at a bank inside a Greenville Walmart.

Greenville Police say the robbery happened just before Noon on Sunday, May 19, at the Woodforest Bank, located inside the Walmart store at 210 Southwest Greenville Boulevard.

Investigators say 22-year-old Tavarus Rashad Barnhill, of Greenville, entered the bank, demanded money from a teller – 24-year-old Brooklyn Lashae Simmers, of Greenville – and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was hurt in the robbery.

Investigators discovered Barnhill and Simmers conspired together to rob the bank.

Simmers and Barnhill are each charged with Common Law Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Common Law Robbery.

Police arrested Simmers on Sunday and took her to the Pitt County Detention Center.

On Sunday night, Macon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Barnhill, who is currently in the Macon County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Pitt County.

The investigation into this robbery involved the Greenville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit, GPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, the SBI Fugitive and Missing Persons Task Force, as well as the Macon County Sheriff’s Office.


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