Police search for Family Dollar robber


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Submitted: Thu, 10/20/2011 - 6:22pm
Updated: Thu, 10/20/2011 - 6:25pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed a store in broad daylight. It happened around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Family Dollar at 700 Shipyard Blvd.

An employee says a man entered the store and approached the counter. He demanded money and showed a handgun hidden under his shirt. The employee handed over money from the register and the man left.

The robber is described as a black male, 40-50 years old, 5’10”-5’11”, medium build. He reportedly had a light mustache and some acne or pock marks on his face.

The robber was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled tight around his face, and yellow-tinted sunglasses. He may have been driving a maroon colored car.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3600. Information also may be submitted anonymously through Text-a-Tip. Enter Tip708 and the information and send to CRIMES (274637).

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