Gina V. Hawkins
Chief of Police
Media Contact: Officer J. Strickland, Public Information Officer
Date: January 7, 2020
Media Inquiries: (910) 433-1500 ext. 2888
(Fayetteville, NC) – On Saturday, December 28, 2019, at approximately 3:34 am, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to Circle K, located along the 1300 block of Hope Mills Road, reference a reported robbery.
The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the business, gathered two items and placed them on the counter as if he were going to purchase them. The suspect then stated he had left his wallet outside and then exited the store for approximately one (1) minute. The suspect returned inside of the store where he produced a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect then fled the business on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
Detectives have obtained still images from the surveillance system and are requesting the public’s assistance identifying the suspect.
Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Robbery Unit are actively investigating the robbery and additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery or the identity of either suspect is asked to contact Detective R. Vernon with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 729-2525, Sgt. H. Combs with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 587-9644, or Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org 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.