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Man sought in Raleigh armed robberies

Posted April 7, 2011 10:05 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh police are working to identify a man who they believe robbed two convenience stores at gunpoint last week.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said that a man armed with a handgun robbed clerks at the Marathon Star Mart, 1641 Glenwood Ave., shortly before 9 p.m. on March 29 and at the Pantry store, 3721 Tryon Road, around 10:30 p.m. on April 1. In both cases, the gunman fled on foot.

He is described as a black man in is 20s to 30s, with a medium to dark complexion. He has a slender to medium build, stands between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall, and had a narrow mustache and beard. In both robberies, he wore dark clothing, including a hooded jacket or hat.

Anyone who believes they might recognize the man is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.