S.P. Grocery Store Robbed at Gunpoint
Southern Pines police are looking for three male suspects who allegedly robbed the Bo's Food Store at gunpoint Sunday night.
The incident occurred about 8:45 p.m. when two employees were closing up the store at 750 SW Broad St. One employee was inside while the other was in the parking lot gathering shopping carts.
"An employee went outside to get a buggy, and someone slipped up behind him," said Lt. Rodney Hardy, of the police department.
Two other suspects came up, and all three forced the employee back inside at gunpoint, he said.
Once inside, the suspects took a wallet and cell phone from one employee and cash from the store. The three fled on foot, ran through the alley and headed west toward Bennett Street, Hardy said.
"We do believe there was a vehicle someplace waiting for them," he said.
The three men, all armed, were described as black males. Police have some details about two of the suspects.
The first is described as being tall with long dreadlocks and wearing a pullover shirt and jeans. The second was said to be between 6-foot-5 and 6-foot-6, wearing a pullover shirt and jeans.
The report did not indicate that any of the three were wearing masks or covered their faces, Hardy said.
Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to call police at (910) 692-7031.
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