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Attempted robbery reported at Fayetteville Family Dollar store

Posted April 21, 2013

— Police are investigating a shooting and attempted armed robbery at a Family Dollar store in Fayetteville.

Officers responded to the store, at 6511 Fisher Road, around 9:10 p.m., where employees said a man walked inside, pointed a handgun at a clerk and demanded money.

At some point, investigators said, the man fired his gun and struck the clerk in the shoe. The man then fled on foot toward the area of Fisher Road.

The clerk, authorities said, was not injured.

Investigators have only a general description of the suspected gunman. He is in his mid-20s, stand 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a red bandana and blue jean jacket.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • Terkel Apr 22, 12:23 p.m.

    It sounds like the shot was fired accidentally, but if the clerk was behind the counter, how did it reach his shoe? I've heard of shooting yourSELF in the foot, but. Inside job, maybe?

  • JPE Apr 22, 11:46 a.m.

    Awwww! Right in the shoe!
    But seriously, glad no on was injured.

  • scottgagnon Apr 22, 11:32 a.m.

    I am sick of this political correctness. What color was the suspect!?!

  • ICTrue Apr 22, 10:34 a.m.

    If I see anyone today that appears to be in thier mid 20s and between 5'8" and 5'10" I will be sure to call the Fayettville Police.

    It would sure be nice if I could narrow it down a little, you know...White, Chinese, Indian, American Indian, Alien/Zomie.....hmmm, did I miss any?

  • tarheeltrav Apr 22, 9:41 a.m.

    "At some point, investigators said, the man fired his gun and struck the clerk in the shoe. The man then fled on foot toward the area of Fisher Road.

    The clerk, authorities said, was not injured."

    Struck the clerk's shoe, but not injured?

  • jbyrd Apr 22, 9:33 a.m.

    "Investigators have only a general description of the suspected gunman. He is in his mid-20s, stand 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a red bandana and blue jean jacket."

    Caucasian, African American, Oriental, Hispanic? If he was witnessed well enough to estimate age I would think his race could have been determined as well.

  • LibertarianTechie Apr 22, 8:13 a.m.

    Of all the places to rob. Wow.