FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who they said attempted to rob two businesses late Tuesday.
Just after 10 p.m., a male suspect entered the Day and Nite Tobacco Mart on Murchison Road and brandished a handgun, police said.
The store employee was able to duck behind a counter.
The suspect left the store without any money and was seen heading towards Blue Street on foot.
At around 10:50 p.m., police believe the same suspect attempted to rob the Speedway Gas Station, located at 5030 Yadkin Rd.
The suspect pointed a handgun at a store employee and demanded money.
Again, the suspect left the business without any money.
Police described the suspect as standing between 5 feet 6 and 10 inches and weighing around 135 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie cinched tight around his face, black jeans, black and red tennis shoes, and carrying a silver revolver.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Detective E. Blair with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 580-2105 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).