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Fayetteville police seek to ID armed robbery suspect

Posted October 22, 2015 8:40 a.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police released surveillance photos late Wednesday of a suspect wanted in an armed robbery at a Burger King and an attempted robbery at a gas station.

The suspect, who is said to be about 5 feet 8 inches tall and between 140 and 180 pounds, tried to enter the Skylite Tobacco Mart, at 6047 Morganton Road, at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. The man left the area when he could not get in the locked store.

Police said he was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt over a red shirt with a red cloth over his face.

At about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, the same man entered the Burger King at 638 South Reilly Road and robbed the restaurant at gunpoint. He left the area on foot.

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity should call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-483-8477.