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Detectives Request Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect

Post Date:12/11/2018 3:22 PM



Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE          

Media Contact: Sgt. S. Strepay Public Information Officer

Media Inquiries: (910) 433-1487 

Date: December 11, 2018      


Detectives Request Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect


(Fayetteville, NC) – On Monday, December 10, 2018 at approximately 9:05 pm, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to Family Dollar, located along the 5700 block of Yadkin Road, reference a robbery at the business.


The preliminary investigation revealed a suspect entered the business, pointed a handgun at the clerk, and demanded money. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled the business on foot.


The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’07”, 250 pounds, with a deep voice. At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a black mask with “home-cut” eye holes, a navy colored hoodie, dark pants, black shoes, and he was armed with a black and silver handgun.


Family Dollar 1                    Family Dollar 2



This same suspect is believed to be responsible for a robbery that took place on December 1, 2018 at approximately 3:02 pm at Dollar General located along the 200 block of Bonanza Drive.


Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Robbery Unit have obtained surveillance video from the business and are requesting anyone with information contact detectives or Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers.


The surveillance video from Family Dollar has been attached to this media release for dissemination.


Anyone with information regarding the robbery investigation is asked to contact Detective R. Vernon with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-729-2525 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.

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