Rocky Mount, N.C. — Twin County Motorsports in Rocky Mount sells everything from ATVs to RVs. Owner Lance Cherry says on Tuesday night someone broke in and stole at least $50,000 in merchandise.
“You get that bad feeling because you know you work and you try to build something, and then all of the sudden somebody just comes in overnight and takes it away,” he said.
Cherry says the criminals spent hours at the store and even made several trips back, loading everything onto a trailer.
“They took stuff still in the boxes. They loaded up trailers. They made two trips here,” he says, “I guess it’s easy the second time – everything was already broken into – you just had to walk in and out.”
Cherry owns two other locations in New Bern and Greenville. He says he’s invested thousands of dollars into the security system at the Rocky Mount location, but false alarm fines from the City of Rocky Mount forced him to deactivate parts of it.
“We’re trying to accommodate the town and accommodate the city with alarms being subdued instead of being robust, and I think if we had the alarm turned up to its maximum security, this wouldn’t have happened,” he said.
Cherry says he wants to work with city leaders to figure out solutions for business owners. He’s also planning to make even more changes to his security system.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department.