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Spring Lake woman robbed at knifepoint; man sought

Posted October 18, 2012 3:02 p.m. EDT
Updated October 18, 2012 3:16 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a man who robbed a 71-year-old Spring Lake woman Wednesday night.

The woman told detectives she was asleep on the couch at her Spring Avenue Extension home when she awoke to find a man with his hand over her mouth and a knife to her throat. The man promised not to hurt her if she stayed quiet and gave him money.

The man stole a bank envelope with $700 in cash – the woman's entire Social Security check earnings for the month – and fled on foot down a dirt road toward Spring Avenue, authorities said.

The sheriff's office did not release a description of the man or any other information about the case.