A week before Christmas and armed robbers have targeted a thrift store that helps the needy.
Swansboro police say the robbers made off with two bank bags with checks and cash inside. It happened at Hem of His Garment Thrift Store on Highway 24 around 7:20 a.m.Thursday.
Police say the gunmen were armed with a small semi automatic hand gun and driving a dark green sedan, possibly a Dodge Intrepid.
Anyone with information should call Swansboro police or Crime Stoppers.