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Woman who robbed Fayetteville store with assault-style rifle surrenders to police

Posted August 3
Updated August 29

— A woman who stole cell phones from a store in Fayetteville in July while carrying an assault-style rifle turned herself in to authorities at the Cumberland County Detention Center Tuesday .

Hillary Cheyenne Carver, 23, of 3100 block of Arabia Road in Raeford, was identified as a suspect in connection to the case.

She is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $100,000 secured bond.

Detectives have obtained warrants on Carver, charging her with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of stolen goods.

Authorities said a woman walked into the Sprint store at 7830 Good Middling Dr. around 7:25 p.m. on Aug. 2, and brandished a gun. The woman demanded cell phones from the clerk, who gave them to her.

Hillary Cheyenne Carver

Police said the suspect fled in a dark blue Mazda.

The suspect is a white female with dark-colored hair and a tattoo on her right shoulder blade. She was wearing a green tank top with horizontal black stripes, black pants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call Det. J. Lewis with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-703-9503 or call Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

Police searching for assault rifle-wielding woman who robbed Fayetteville store

Police searching for assault rifle-wielding woman who robbed Fayetteville store


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  • John Townsend Aug 10, 4:28 p.m.
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    It's a gun that looks like an assault rifle but isn't. Make fun of them for the terminology if you want but it's an upgrade from when every gun was just called a "Glock", assault rifle or "automatic" etc.

  • Henry Davis Aug 10, 5:27 a.m.
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    What is an assault
    style rifle?

  • Chad Weaver Aug 9, 4:13 p.m.
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    She's a butter face. Now I am wondering if she was naturally blonde and dyed her hair dark for the stickup, that would explain why she was caught.

  • Norman Lewis Aug 3, 2:43 p.m.
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    I singled out "assault style" for comment due to the general ignorance in the public forum over the difference in that name and "assault rifle". Any rifle type weapon used in an assault can be called an "assault weapon" but the difference is that people don't usually try to ban semi-automatic rifles that just look like military weapons unless they are called "assault rifles".

  • Cintero Brown Aug 3, 2:17 p.m.
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  • Rod Runner Aug 3, 2:17 p.m.
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    Which is why they said "assault style" and not "assault rifle."

    It's styled after an assault rifle.

    Reading is fundamental.

  • Henry Cooper Aug 3, 2:02 p.m.
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    They tend to correct people for the same reason you do, They are wrong. What misinformation is ok and what is not? The kinda that aligns with your political agenda?

    And if you are a Cyber Security pro you know the whole Russian hacking cannot be proven. Look at CES where they hacked 5 diff voting machines that were are and were being used during the last elections.

    How about accurate information all the way thru... what a concept!!!

    Ahh the new buzzword

  • Norman Lewis Aug 3, 1:55 p.m.
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    The issue is not the lethality of the carbine but the inadequacy of tactical usefulness for the intended purpose. The robber was clearly not a pro or she would not have turned her back on her victim. Couple of 185 grain hollow points would have ended her criminal career just after she turned away. That is, just after she was called and turned around.

  • Andrew Stephenson Aug 3, 1:50 p.m.
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    Gun lovers get "triggered" by improperly classifying firearms the way I do when any media outlet starts talking about computers and/or network security.

  • Kevin Stewart Aug 3, 1:16 p.m.
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    Too bad the clerk wasn't carrying...could have taken care of it right there