Clinton teen arrested in armed robbery

By Chris Berendt - [email protected]
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A Clinton teenager has been charged in an armed robbery Friday night, after allegedly robbing someone at gunpoint in the area of Subway and Carlie C’s on Northeast Boulevard. A scuffle for the gun took place, a shot was fired and a foot chase ensued, according to Clinton Police authorities.

Officers responded after witnesses reported the altercation off Northeast Boulevard (U.S. 701), which spilled into the Carlie C’s parking lot from the Subway lot across the road.

Jordan Ladell Gigantana, 18, of 109 Finch St., Clinton, who has an alternate address on Kerr Street, was ultimately charged with armed robbery. He was arrested the following day at his home and subsequently placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond.

The incident occurred around 9:26 p.m. Friday. Clinton Police officers responded to a report of a man with a gun at the Carlie C’s.

Once there, they located the victim, Bernandino Cabrera, 20, of Daisey Lane, Clinton, at Carlie C’s with scratches on his hands and arms and injuries below his eyes, Clinton Police Chief Donald Edwards said Monday. He was not armed. Sampson County EMS was called and treated Cabrera for minor injuries at the scene.

Cabrera reported that he was parked at Subway talking to a female, when Gigantana and another male drove up at the location. Gigantana approached him with a gun and demanded him to give him “everything he had,” according to reports.

“The victim, who is familiar with Gigantana, gave him his wallet and then tried to fight Gigantana for the gun,” Edwards reports. “During the scuffle, the gun discharged one time and Cabrera was able to take it. He then ran across the road to Carlie C’s. Gigantana and the other male chased him to the store, where witnesses called police.”

Before leaving the area, Gigantana reportedly demanded Cabrera give him his gun back and Cabrera obliged. Gigantana then fled the area on foot, leaving his vehicle parked at Subway. Detectives responded and obtained warrants on Gigantana for armed robbery, serving them Saturday. The gun had not been recovered as of Monday and the case is still under investigation.

“If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to contact the Clinton Police Department,” Edwards said.

Information about the incident can be given by calling the Clinton Police Department, at 910-592-3105 or by using the anonymous texting service, CPD TIP411 by texting “tipcpd” and the tip to 847411.


By Chris Berendt

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