Suspect arrested in Burlington Biscuitville robbery; police still searching for employee


Devon Lavar Manning and Dorothy Lean Hood

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police have made an arrest in Sunday’s armed robbery of a Biscuitville that they say was an inside job.

Devon Lavar Manning, 37, of Cedar Drive in Greensboro, was charged with armed robbery. He is being held under a $75,000 secured bond.

Police say, Dorothy Lean Hood, 49, of Greensboro, is still 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 alleged suspect to enter the business and directed him to the office area where the actual robbery took place.

It is believed that Hood and 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.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hood is asked to call Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.

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