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Suspect in Spring Lake robbery sought

Posted November 5, 2010 9:43 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County detectives are searching for a man wanted in connection with a robbery in the Spring Lake area.

Investigators said the man entered Kangaroo, 801 N. Bragg Blvd.in Spring Lake, around midnight on Oct. 3 asking for directions to Walmart, police said. It was during this conversation that the suspect told the store clerk that “this is a robbery” and demanded money.

The suspect held his hand inside a pullover hooded jacket as if he had a gun hidden in the pocket, police said. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money and called 911 for help.

The suspect is described as about 5-foot-9 with a small build and sandy brown hair. He was last seen wearing a green hooded jacket with a light gray shirt underneath and dark gray sweatpants.

The suspect was last seen leaving Kangaroo on foot toward North Main Street in Spring Lake.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.