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Police arrest man accused of armed robbery at Farmville salon

By Averi Harper
Published On: Jul 17 2014 09:13:39 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 17 2014 10:45:45 AM CDT
Farmville Teen Arrested for Armed Robbery

Farmville Teen Arrested for Armed Robbery

FARMVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

Police have arrested a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a Pitt County beauty salon.

Farmville Police said they arrested 19-year-old Trayvond Atkins at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police had been looking for Atkins for weeks in connection with the armed robbery at P&P Salon on June 26.

Atkins used a handgun to break the front door glass of the salon, then robbed the salon's owner and a customer at gunpoint, investigators said. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and personal property, including a woman's purse, said police.

Atkins was arrested at a residence on Taylors Turn in Farmville and is being held at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.

Atkins was already on probation and had prior breaking and entering charges, police said.