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Two arrested in Fayetteville armed robbery

Posted February 29

Two people were arrested after police said they robbed a Fayetteville convenience store during the early hours of Monday morning.
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— Two people were arrested after police said they robbed a Fayetteville convenience store during the early hours of Monday morning.

Fayetteville police said officers responded to a Kangaroo convenience store at 1764 Ireland Drive at about 4:45 a.m. in reference to a reported armed robbery.

Authorities said that a man entered the store and pointed a pistol at an employee while demanding money. The man was given an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving the store and fleeing in an awaiting vehicle.

The store employee provided a description of the vehicle to police, who observed a car matching the description traveling on Ireland Drive.

A vehicle stop was conducted and the driver of the vehicle was identified as the man who robbed the store.

The man, identified as Justin Tyler Walker, 21, of the 300 block of Neal Street, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. He also faces a charge of possession of a stolen firearm because the gun used in the robbery had been reported stolen.

He was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond.

The passenger in the vehicle, Anjelica Berlana Hunt, 23, of the 5900 block of New Hope Church Road in Wade, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

She was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond.

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