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Police try to identify armed robbery suspect

Posted May 30, 2008 8:12 p.m. EDT
Updated October 25, 2008 12:31 p.m. EDT

— The Raleigh Police Department is trying to identify and arrest the man who held a Capital Food Mart clerk at gunpoint last week.

Officials on Friday released a surveillance video of the suspect.

Police said the suspect entered the store, at 2929 Capital Blvd., at 9:45 a.m. on May 24. He browsed the store as though he was shopping, then moved behind the counter and held the clerk at gunpoint and demand money.

The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot in a southerly direction. He was wearing a dark green, hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. He also wore sunglasses with red or orange frames.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall black man with an athletic build.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-890-3555 or CrimeStoppers at 919-226-CRIME.

There is a reward for information that materially assists the investigation.