Police search for suspect in robbery

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No one was injured when a man allegedly robbed a local convenience store.

Rocky Mount police officers responded around 11 p.m. to a robbery in progress at the 301 Convenience Mart, where a 28-year-old clerk reported the suspect threatened him with a gun then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cigarettes. The suspect reportedly left the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot tall black man, weighing 210 pounds and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black mask. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Text a tip to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about the information.

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