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Fuquay-Varina mattress store robbed

Posted August 13, 2009 12:23 p.m. EDT
Updated August 13, 2009 12:29 p.m. EDT

— Investigators are looking for a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery Thursday morning at a Fuquay-Varina mattress store.

The robbery happened around 9 a.m. at Mattress Discount, at 101 N. Main St., police said.

The store's owner reported to investigators that a man, appearing to be in his 30s, entered the store with what appeared to be a handgun protruding from the waistline of his pants and demanded money.

The robber then forced the store owner into a back room and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. He was last seen driving west on N.C. Highway 42 toward West Academy Street in a small white four-door vehicle.

No one was injured, and police offered no other information about the crime.

They ask that anyone with information about the crime call the Fuquay-Varina Police Department at 919-552-3191 or 919-753-1029.