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Man Posing as Officer Robs Wal-Mart

Posted February 2, 2008 1:46 p.m. EST
Updated February 3, 2008 12:00 a.m. EST

— A man posing as a law-enforcement officer held up clerks at a Wal-Mart store in Wilson early Saturday, police confirmed.

A man entered the Wal-Mart store at 2500 Forest Hills Rd. around 12:45 a.m. He told employees he was a law-enforcement officer and wore a black baseball cap with yellow block letters spelling "ALE," according to police.

The man displayed a small handgun and demanded money. Workers gave the robber an unknown amount of cash, and he fled in a car, officials said.

The employees were not injured.

Police described his vehicle as a 2007 or 2008 silver Nissan Maxima with a mid-line sunroof.

The armed robber was described as a light-skinned man, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing at least 225 pound. He wore all black clothing and light-colored shoes, as well as the baseball cap.