Gunman robs Burger King, tries to rob store within hours, Fayetteville Police say

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) — A gunman tried to rob a convenience store, but failed and then managed to rob a Burger King in Fayetteville on Wednesday, police say


On Wednesday, at about 3:30 am, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the Skylite Tobacco Mart located at 6047 Morganton Road in reference to a report of an attempted robbery.

The suspect was described as a black male, 5’08” to 5’09” tall, weighing between 140 and 180 lbs., wearing a dark hoodie over a red shirt with a red cloth over his face, according to police.

“The suspect left the store when he could not get in due to the door being locked,” police said in a press release.

Later in the morning, at 6:30 am, the same suspect entered the Burger King located at 638 South Reilly Road brandishing a pistol and robbed the business at gunpoint, police said.

The suspect then fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.

Detectives have obtained images of the suspect from video surveillance at the Skylite Tobacco Mart and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect depicted in the images.

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