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Woman robbed at gunpoint in Burlington

Posted September 17, 2012

— Burlington police are searching for a man who stole a woman's purse at gunpoint as she was leaving the Dollar Tree store Sunday night.

Clementine Self, of Carborro, told police she was in the parking lot of the store on North Church Street when she was robbed near her car about 8:15 p.m.

She described the robber as a young Hispanic man, about 5 five 5 inches tall, 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue-hooded sweatshirt or jacket with white seams, a white T-shirt and a white bandana on his face.

The victim was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Burlington police at 336-229-3500 or Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.


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  • Scubagirl Sep 17, 2012

    I also wonder why anyone would rob someone coming out of a DOLLAR TREE. Sacs or Macys or something a bit more upscale I could see but $Tree .....really?????

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 17, 2012

    He might of just wanted a nice purse. Glad she won't hurt.

  • romneycare Sep 17, 2012

    Thumbs up Rockman55!

  • YippiYiyoKiYay Sep 17, 2012

    Exactly why my wife and I both have carry permits. It will be a bad day for someone.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Sep 17, 2012

    My wife and I drove through Burlington last month and we were surprised at how downtrodden and abandoned that city has become. So many closed stores and outlets. What a shame.

  • doggypoos Sep 17, 2012

    This is why criminals are criminals for they are not that smart. Who robs a person at a dollar store? Kinda like robbing a gas station, rob the register for a couple of bucks with cameras all over the place.