ELIZABETH CITY, NC (WAVY) – Elizabeth City Police arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery in a Cook Out early Thursday morning – one of whom is the restaurant manager.
Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Cook Out, 912 West Ehringhaus Street, at around 4:22 a.m. Thursday, the Elizabeth City Police Department said in a press release.
Officers arrived and spoke to the restaurant manager, Corey Riddick, who said a white man wearing a black hoodie and mask entered armed with a handgun and stole it.
Officers then found Cowon Lee Stallings, 21, walking towards Church Street with a mask on. He allegedly had a handgun and items taken from Cook Out, including an undisclosed sum of money, the statement said.
After further investigation, police arrested Stallings and Riddick, 25, in connection with the theft.
Stallings is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, criminal possession of stolen property, theft with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to steal with a dangerous weapon. He was held in Abermarle District Jail on $ 62,000 secure bond.
Riddick is accused of making a false report to a police station and of plotting to rob with a dangerous weapon. Riddick was also incarcerated on a guaranteed bond of $ 27,500.