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Hispanic Stores Being Targeted In Southern Wayne County


Deputies are asking for help from the public in solving a rash of robberies at Hispanic stores in one county.

Wayne County deputies say since February there have been four armed robberies in the southern part of the county at Hispanic businesses.

All of the robberies happened around closing time, and have involved different types of weapons.

The gunman speaks Spanish in a southern Mexican dialect and is between 18 and 25 years old, 5'7" to 5'10" tall with a medium build. Deputies don't know if all four stick-ups have been committed by the same man or not.

Here is a list of the stores robbed:

*Friendly Mart #18, 2212 Indian Spring Rd. Dudley on Monday, Feb. 24th
*O'Quinn's Store, 3302 Highway 55 East, Seven Springs on Wednesday, March 5th
*LaPalmita Mexican Store, 4357 U S 117 Alternate, Dudley on Tuesday, March 18th
*Arrington Mart, corner of Arrington Bridge Road and Southern Connector on Tuesday, May 27th

Anyone with information on these robberies should call the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 919-731-1480 or Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.


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