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Fayetteville police looking for suspect in Family Dollar store robberies


The Fayetteville Police Department is asking the public for help identifying a man it says robbed two Family Dollar stores of cash and cigarettes on consecutive nights.

The robberies happened at the Family Dollar stores on Owen Drive and Raeford Road on Monday and Tuesday between approximately 9 and 9:30 p.m. In both instances, the robber entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from an employee, the Police Department said in a release. Each time the robber left with cash and cartons of cigarettes, the release said.

After the robbery on Tuesday, the man was seen getting into a black Nissan Versa. Police released a photo of the man and the vehicle.

“Through the investigation, detectives have reason to believe the suspect is the same in both of the robberies,’’ the release said.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the man or this investigation is asked to contact detective K. Glass at 910-605-1975, Sgt. C. Hudson at 910-703-1058 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).

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