Man charged with robbing Red Springs jewelry store

Staff Report

Craig Jones

RED SPRINGS — Red Springs police have arrested a 33-year-old man charged with robbing a local jewelry last week.

Police are looking for a second person whom they believe served as a lookout during the robbery of McNeill’s Jewelers on East Fourth Street on Thursday.

Craig Jones is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, five counts of second-degree kidnapping, felony conspiracy and assault with a dangerous weapon, according to Red Springs police Capt. Kimothy Monroe.

Monroe said Jones held employees at gunpoint while he robbed the store of a gold necklace, and that he threatened to injure an employee. Jones was placed in the Robeson County jail under an $80,000 bond.

Monroe said the second person involved was seen outside in a beige Buick.

Police Chief Ronnie Patterson said his department had a lot of help from neighboring law enforcement agencies in solving the case. He said anyone with information on the second person involved in the robbery should call his department at 910-843-3454. Callers can remain anonymous.

Craig Jones Jones

Staff Report

comments powered by Disqus