Police seek robbery suspect

From Staff Reports

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Rocky Mount police are searching for a man suspected of a Wednesday night armed robbery of a local convenience store.

Authorities responded around 10:30 p.m. to the L&L Food Mart at 4101 Sunset Ave. where a robbery had just occurred.

Two clerks and several customers were in the store when the suspect entered and threatened everyone with a handgun.

The suspect reportedly ran from the store toward Little Easonburg with an undisclosed amount of money and cartons of cigarettes. No one was hurt during the robbery. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-8 black man, weighing 180 pounds with a medium build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, jeans and something gray covering his face.