Armed trio rob illegal NC Internet sweepstakes business, sheriff says

A suspect in the armed robbery. Photo from Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office.

ALLIANCE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating an armed robbery that took place in Alliance just before midnight Saturday.

According to Sheriff Chris Davis, three people, who were all armed with handguns, forcefully entered an illegal Internet sweepstakes at around 11:50 p.m. Saturday.

Once inside the business, the trio demanded money.

They got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No information was released about the illegal Internet sweepstakes business since it was discovered by deputies during the robbery.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at 252-745-3101.

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