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Hello Kitty, goodbye money: Fayetteville robber sports pink backpack

Posted October 29, 2014 1:49 p.m. EDT

An image from a store security camera shows a man who Fayetteville police said robbed four stores between Oct. 24 and Oct. 29, 2014.

— Police said Wednesday that they are investigating four robberies in Fayetteville in the last week in which the robber carries a pink Hello Kitty backpack.

The robberies started on Friday morning at the Short Stop at 1015 Hope Mills Road. The robber held up the convenience store a second time on Sunday night. On Monday night, the O'Reilly Auto Parts store at 5401 Raeford Road was robbed, and a Kangaroo convenience store at 5201 Raeford Road was robbed early Wednesday.

In each case, the robber wore a black or gray hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask and camouflage pants and brandished an antique-style pistol in addition to toting the distinctive backpack, police said.

No injuries have been reported.

Anyone with information about the robberies or who can the identify the robber is asked to call Sgt. C. Wile with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-322-8417 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.