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Gunman robs dollar store in Pinetops

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This image from surveillance video shows the gunman who robbed the Dollar General store on Thursday in Pinetops.

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BY WILLIAM F. WEST
Staff Writer

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Pinetops Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a man who, while allegedly brandishing a firearm, held up the Dollar General store in the 300 block of East Hamlet Street.

Police said the robber entered the store at about 10:46 p.m. on Thursday, demanded money from the clerk and ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police said the suspect last was seen heading toward Sixth Street.

Police said he is black and of a small or skinny build, with his hair possibly in short dreadlocks.

Police also said he was wearing white shirts wrapped around his head, a black long-sleeved or pullover shirt, tan or light gray pants and gray or tan and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with additional information about the robbery is asked to phone Police Chief S.C. Harrell or Police Sgt. B.C. Brown at 252-827-5014 or 252-813-9680.

Additionally, a reward will be offered for information leading to a conviction in the case.

Tips to the Pinetops police are held in confidence.