Sheriff: Man who robbed pawn shop in stolen police uniform arrested

Sheriff: Man who robbed pawn shop in stolen police uniform arrested


BARS THIS AFTERNOON FOLLOWING A VIOLENT ARMED ROBBERY IN PITT COUNTY YESTERDAY. IT HAPPENED AT JOLLY’S PAWN SHOP ON PACTOLUS HIGHWAY AROUND 2 O’CLOCK WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. W-N-C-T’S KARA GANN JOINS US IN THE NEWSROOM WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS, KARA? KEN SHAYLA, WE LEARNED TODAY THE IDENTITY OF THE MAN WHO SENT AN EMPLOYEE AT THAT PAWN SHOP TO THE HOSPITAL WITH GUN SHOT WOUNDS.. TAKE A LOOK ON YOUR SCREEN.. RAEKWON ORTIZ SNIPES.. WAS ON THE RUN ALL NIGHT AND DAY.. HE WAS JUST NOW ARRESTED THIS AFTERNOON AT THE BELLAMY APARTMENT COMPLEX OFF COUNTY HOME ROAD. BUT GET THIS, NOT ONLY WAS SNIPES ALREADY ON PAROLE AND WANTED OUT OF ORANGE COUNTY IN NORTH CAROLINA. HE ROBBED THE PAWN SHOP HERE IN PITT COUNTY WEARING A STOLEN APEX POLICE JACKET AND HAT. OUR SISTER STATION CBS 17 SPOKE WITH THE APEX POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THEY SAID SNIPES BROKE INTO ONE OF THEIR OFFICERS PERSONAL CARS AT HIS HOME ON JANUARY 14 STEALING THE JACKET AND HAT.. BUT NOT A FULL UNIFORM. BACK HERE IN THE EAST.. DEPUTIES WERE SO CLOSE TO ARRESTING HIM EARLY THIS MORNING WHEN THEY SPOTTED SNIPES IN A STOLEN VEHICLE NEAR MACGREGOR DOWNS ROAD.. BEFORE HE GOT OUT AND RAN AWAY. IT HAS BEEN A LONG DAY OF SEARCHING FOR THE PITT COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE BUT NOW THAT SEARCH HAS COME TO A CLOSE. ALONG WITH IMPERSONATING AN OFFICER, SNIPES IS BEING CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER, ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON AMONG OTHERS.. HE HAS BEEN BOOKED INTO THE PITT COUNTY DETENTION CENTER. LIVE IN THE NEWROOM KARA GANN 9 ON YOUR SIDE. IN RESPONSE TO THE SEARCH FOR SNIPES…

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