Second suspect in Burlington Biscuitville robbery arrested in Pennsylvania


Devon Lavar Manning and Dorothy Lean Hood

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police have arrested another suspect in connection with an armed robbery of a Burlington Biscuitville that they say was an inside job.

Dorothy Lean Hood, 49, of Greensboro, was arrested in Allentown, Pa., Tuesday for outstanding warrants related to an April 17 robbery. Hood was wanted for armed robbery, accessory before the fact of armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The robbery was reported just after 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the Biscuitville located at 1700 S. Church St.

Investigators have been able to determine that while Hood was working at the business, she allowed the suspect to enter the business and directed him to the office area where the actual robbery took place.

It is believed that Hood and Devon Lavar Manning had planned this event prior to the act, said Lt. C. E. Gaddis with Burlington police. During the investigation, several inconsistencies in Hood’s account of the events contradicted other evidence obtained.

Manning, 37, of Cedar Drive, was charged with armed robbery and is being held under a $75,000 secured bond.

Hood is being held in Pennsylvania and is awaiting extradition back to North Carolina, according to a release.

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