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Smithfield police searching for GameStop robbers

Posted December 28, 2012

— Police are searching for six men who robbed a GameStop in Smithfield days before Christmas.

Police said Friday they were dispatched to the store on North Brightleaf Boulevard at about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 21 for a report of an armed robbery. Store employees told police they were held at gunpoint by the men, who stole cash, gaming systems, video games and the employees’ personal property. No one was injured.

Security video captured the image of one of the suspects, described as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds with a goatee. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, gray hat and scarf.

Anyone with information is asked to call Smithfield police at 919-934-212 or the Smithfield tip line at 919-989-8835.


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  • Rebelyell55 Dec 28, 2012

    December 28, 2012 3:06 p.m........Thanks, I thought of that about time I hit the button, lol.

  • tiggerjd3 Dec 28, 2012

    Rebelyell55....Gamestop is a video game store that sells Nintendos, Playstations and Xboxes...this is not one of the Internet Cafes. FYI

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 28, 2012

    Wonder if this will be the last one after Jan 3rd?