Armed robber holds up store

From Staff Reports

The Daily Advance

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EDENTON – A gun-wielding robber held up an Edenton convenience store earlier today and police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect.

Police Chief Jay Fortenbery said that the incident occurred at approximately 7 a.m. at the X-Mart in the 700 block of North Broad Street.

The suspect was described as a black male, medium in build, wearing black clothing, with a black trash bag tied around his head, but with a hole also cut out so he could see, Fortenbery said.

The suspect, after producing a handgun and after getting an unspecified amount of money, left the store in a green Chevrolet Blazer or a GMC Jimmy with a roof rack, Fortenbery said. Fortenbery said the vehicle was last spotted going east on Park Avenue, with the vehicle not having a license tag.

Fortenbury said the store clerk was not hurt.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to phone the Edenton Police Department at 482-4444 and speak to Detective Laura Wilkins.