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Fayetteville police looking for man they say removed electronic monitor


Fayetteville police are searching for a man who removed an electronic monitoring device, according to a news release.

Austin Randall, 26, removed a GPS device at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to the news release from the Fayetteville Police Department.

The device was removed in the area of the 2500 block of Bel Aire Street, the news release said.

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Randall was on electronic monitoring while on pretrial release on a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon, the release said.

Randall has brown hair, is about 5 feet, 3 inches tall, and weighs about 300 pounds, the release said.

Anyone with information about Randall’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately or Officer Bell at 910-257-7231. Tips can also be made to CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477) or http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org.  

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