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Police: Man robs six Fayetteville stores in 48 hours

Posted July 23, 2012

— Fayetteville police are trying to identify a man they say has robbed six convenience stores at gunpoint in the past 48 hours.

In each case, investigators say, a short, thin Hispanic or Indian man with a mustache and pointed goatee used a handgun to demand money from clerks at the following stores and gas stations:

  • Short Stop, at 3400 Ramsey St., around 11:30 p.m. Saturday;
  • Kangaroo, at 1302 Robeson St., around 11:45 p.m. Saturday;
  • Kangaroo, at 2326 Owen Drive, shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday;
  • Kangaroo, 2410 Owen Drive, around 4:30 p.m. Sunday;
  • Short Stop, at 1960 Cedar Creek Road, shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday; and
  • Marathon, at 704 Country Club Drive, around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The only thing that differed in each of the robberies was the clothing description. Police said they believe the robber is changing clothes between each crime.

He was caught on surveillance video in two of the hold-ups.

Anyone who recognizes the man or has any information in the robberies is asked to call police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS.


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  • loprestw Jul 24, 2012

    investigators say, a short, thin Hispanic or Indian .
    Maybe the police can actually pull him over since it would not be considered racial profiling.

  • kermit60 Jul 24, 2012

    Another outstanding citizen following the gun laws. I'm sure if someone would be kind enough to point out that he is breaking numerous firearms laws he would stop before someone enacts another one.

  • danunger Jul 24, 2012

    You probably don't want to hear my solution for this guy...it's been said before.

  • J_R is Fluffy Jul 24, 2012

    He's already been arrested along with another man who was involved in the robberies.

  • SFSOLDIER Jul 24, 2012

    Jail for him! Long-time, my friend. You are dangerous and need to be put away...period.

  • CestLaVie Jul 24, 2012

    Gee. Maybe I should avoid Kangaroo or Short Stop convenience stores! Dangerous places to be.

  • casp3r Jul 24, 2012

    Give this man a usps truck, he is more efficient than the entire postal service :)

  • same ole story Jul 24, 2012

    I guess he was in "The Zone" for this spree. Now say hello to prison life "Zone".

  • SueInNC Jul 24, 2012

    It shouldn't be hard to identify him...there's one good shot in there. I hope they catch him!

  • Gay Aiken Jul 24, 2012

    I like his Brian Orakpo t-shirt.