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Police: Armed Robber Steals Money, Cigarettes, Beer From BP

7:49 AM, Jun 1, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- Police are searching for a suspect after an armed robbery at a Winston-Salem convenience store Saturday morning.

Officers responded  to the BP on N. Point Blvd. a little after midnight. A store clerk told detectives the armed suspect jumped over the counter and forced the clerk to give him money from the cash register.

Next, the the man grabbed two packs of Newport cigarettes and pulled out the store's phone line, detectives say. But, the suspect wasn't done. He also grabbed a six pack of beer as he left the store.

The store clerk told police he saw the man heading west on N. Point Blvd. toward Bethabara Road after the robbery.

The police K-9 unit searched the area, and the trail ended at the entrance of the Ashton Oaks Apartments.

Police describe the suspect as a black male with a mustache and an "Unk" tattoo on his left forearm.

The Criminal Investigations Division will take over the case.

Anyone with information on this armed robbery should contact Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

WSPD

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