Hammer-wielding woman sought in Fayetteville hold-ups
Posted July 10, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — Fayetteville police are looking for a woman who's suspected of robbing or trying to rob four local businesses with a hammer, and they hope a surveillance image from one of the crimes will help them find her.
In one case, investigators said, she told a clerk at a Family Dollar store, "I'm sorry," as she fled from the scene.
Police say the first robbery happened at Payless Shoe Source, at 3725 Ramsey St., at 6:51 p.m. Friday. The Family Dollar, at 3436 Bragg Blvd., was robbed Sunday just before 9 p.m., and Burger King, at 2820 Bragg Blvd., was robbed around 6:45 a.m. Monday. On Tuesday night, at 9:21 p.m., a Family Dollar, at 4112 Raeford Road, was robbed.
The woman was described as being around 40 years old with blond hair, a thin build and standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall.
In all but the first of the crimes, she was wearing a black or dark helmet with a clear face shield. She was wearing sunglasses in the Burger King attempted robbery and fled from the restaurant on a black moped, police said.
Anyone with information about the woman or the robberies is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department, at 910-433-1856, or Crime Stoppers, at 910-483-8477.