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Armed man robs Zebulon convenience store

Posted June 29, 2011

— Zebulon police asked for the public's help Wednesday to solve an early-morning robbery at a convenience store.

Police said that a man armed with a small, silver handgun walked into the Murphy USA store at 801 E. Gannon Ave. around 1:20 a.m. He demanded money from the store clerk, then left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No shots were fired in the robbery, police said, and no one was injured.

Police described the robber as light-skinned, black man, between 17 and 22 years old, and between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. He was wearing a dark blue or black T-shirt, blue jeans with a white design on the back pockets, and black or dark blue and white Nike shoes. He also wore a black, knit hat and blue bandanna.

Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to call Zebulon police at 919-823-1818 or Crime Stoppers at 919-366-2746. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.


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  • wa4dou Jun 30, 2011

    When a person points a gun at you and demands money, they are threatning to take your life if you don't comply. At that point, I have no sympathy if they forfit theirs.

  • dnarron4k Jun 29, 2011

    He's no worst than the workers at NCCU who stole millions.He'll be caught and go to prison, but not anyone at NCCU will serve a day ( well, maybe community service ) Maybe the pen is mightier than the gun !!

  • flyguync Jun 29, 2011

    I'll bet the store had one of those "no concealed weapons" signs too.

  • Iworkforaliving Jun 29, 2011

    how much money can one get from a convenience store anyway. Come on people think big, it's what made this country great.

  • LuvMyLife Jun 29, 2011

    "frankbad15, you are right, no doubt. sorry if i offended you"

    Shouldn't have been offended. The story stated it was a "light skinned black man" which to the best of my knowledge, makes him a minority.

  • too-obvious Jun 29, 2011

    frankbad15, you are right, no doubt. sorry if i offended you.

  • frankbad15 Jun 29, 2011

    too-obvious- what are you talking about. Crime is being commeted by all race of people, just in case you havent been looking at the news or better yet whats not been reported in the news.

  • toocutefb Jun 29, 2011

    Love it!! Too-obvious

  • wa4dou Jun 29, 2011

    Criminals become more brazen as their careers progress. This one will likely be dead and buried in the forseeable future.

  • too-obvious Jun 29, 2011

    poor minority man, it must be someone else fault, that he didn't have a job or playground to play in.