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No one was injured late Wednesday night when two men reportedly robbed a local convenience store.

Officials said the incident happened shortly before 11:30 p.m. at the Kangaroo Express on the 1800 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard. According to police reports, two gunmen entered the store, threatened multiple people with handguns then stole cigarettes, money and a cellphone from the store as well as people in the store. The suspects ran south from the store, and officers attempted a K-9 track of the robbers, but it was unsuccessful.

One suspect is described as a 5-foot-8 black man in his early 20s, weighing about 125 pounds with a light build and wearing a white T-shirt and shorts. The second suspect is described as a 5-foot-9 black man in his early 20s, weighing about 150 pounds and wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts. 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.