SP Police: Store Clerk Shot in Early Morning Robbery
A clerk was shot during an early morning robbery at a Southern Pines convenience store, Southern Pines police said.
The incident happened around 3:45 a.m. at the Kangaroo, 10805 U.S. 15-501. Police say one suspect, armed with a semi-automatic weapon, entered the store and fired a shot which struck the clerk. The suspect, who was wearing a dark “hoodie”, took the money from the register and fled the scene on foot, travelling east.
The clerk was transported to the hospital. Police have confirmed Christopher Wayne Lea as the victim. The nature of the clerk's injuries are unknown at this time.
If you have information on this crime, contact the Southern Pines Police Department Investigation Division at (910) 693-1481 or the Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110.
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