Masked armed robber hits ‘The Sweepstakes’ in Raleigh

File photo of Raleigh Police.

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – Police say The Sweepstakes in the 3000 block of New Bern Avenue was robbed at gunpoint just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

There were eight customers inside the business at the time of the robbery and no one was hurt.


The suspect took about $1,500 then fled on foot.

Police say the man was wearing a ski mask and was 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

No arrest has been made.

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