Kinston man robbed after trying to help man lying in road


KINSTON, Lenoir County - Kinston Police say they are investigating after a man said he was robbed while trying to help a man who was lying in the road.

Joseph Herring told officers he observed the male early Tuesday and stopped to check on him. As Herring was checking on the man, another man approached him from behind, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The two men grabbed the money and ran.

The two men were described as being in their early 20s and wearing hoodies.The Kinston Police Department urges caution in this type of situation, especially after dark. Officials say to call 911 and relay the information so officers can respond should the situation happen to you.