Masked gunman caught on video in NC gas station robbery

Images from Fayetteville Police.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities are searching for a masked gunman who robbed a gas station Tuesday morning in Fayetteville.

The incident happened at about 9:54 a.m. at the Marathon Gas Station at 5000 Ramsey Street, according to Fayetteville Police.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a man entered the business, approached the cash register with a gun in hand, and demanded cash from the register, police said in a statement.

“The suspect obtained cash from the register and fled on foot down Treetop Drive,” police said.

The suspect was described as a black man, 5-feet 9-inches tall to 6-feet 1-inches tall, wearing a black jacket, dark jeans, a gray, a fitted baseball style cap, and a mask covering his nose and mouth.

Detectives have obtained images from the business and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Detective W. Lee with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 973-3638 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).

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