Suspect located and arrested in Kinston tobacco & vape shop robbery

Suspect located and arrested in Kinston tobacco & vape shop robbery

Police have warrants for Matthew Wyche, of Kinston.

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) – Police in Kinston received a tip from a concerned citizen in reference to the whereabouts of a man suspected of robbing a tobacco and vape shop on January 5th.

It happened at Kinston Tobacco and Vape on North Queen Street around 12:45 p.m. on January 5th.

Employees told police that an armed man came into the store and demanded money. He then ran from the business.

Members of the Kinston Police Department located 34-year-old Matthew Wyche Sunday, Jan. 7th, near the 300 block of N. Queen St. Wyche was arrested without incident and placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a secured bond.

The robbery happened Friday afternoon.

The robbery happened Friday afternoon.

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