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Police: Speedway convenience store robbed

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Police are investigating a Sunday robbery at a Wilson convenience store.

Officers were dispatched to the Speedway at 1602 Martin Luther King Parkway shortly after 7 p.m.

When police arrived, they spoke with store employees who said that a man wearing a mask entered the store and demanded money, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud.

Stroud said the robber acted as if he had a weapon in his coat pocket. The man stole an undetermined amount of money and ran away, according to police.

No was injured as a result of the robbery.

Police released a description and surveillance photograph of the man accused in the theft. Police describe the suspect as a black man in a gray hooded sweatshirt worn underneath a black hooded sweatshirt.

Police say the robber possibly had a “do-rag” covering his face. The suspect is described as having a slender build and standing between 5 feet, 8 inches and 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

Officials said the suspect appeared to have facial hair under the mask.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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