Gunman robs 2 newspaper delivery workers in Moore County

The scene after the armed robbery. Photo by Aberdeen Times.

ABERDEEN, N.C. (WNCN) — Two newspaper delivery workers were robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a convenience store in Aberdeen early Saturday morning.

The incident happened at the Speedway convenience store on US Highway 1 at the corner of Dogwood Drive around 3:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the Aberdeen Times.

According to law enforcement authorities, a truck driver delivering newspapers for the Fayetteville Observer and a newspaper route carrier were in the parking lot of the Speedway station when they were approached a gunman.

The robber also stole some personal items from the victims including a wallet and a cellphone.

The suspect fled the parking lot on foot.

A K9 unit from the Southern Pines Police Department was called in to assist tracking the person; however the suspect was not located.

The were no injuries reported in the incident. The convenience store was closed at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Aberdeen Police Department at 910-944-9721 or the Aberdeen Police Tip Line at 910-944-4561, or call by calling 911.

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