Man Nabbed In Botched Pitt County Robbery

Deputies say a man who they say swung a knife at a clerk during an botched robbery turned himself in Wednesday morning.

Matthew Harris was wanted for Tuesday night's attempted robbery at the Chicod Food Mart on Highway 43 South in Pitt County. Deputies say when the store refused to allow Harris to pay for gas with a check, the 34-year-old man came back in a few minutes later wearing a blue hoodie and armed with a knife.

According to authorities, Harris swung the knife in a threatening manner at the cashier, but no money was ever handed over. Warrants have been issued for Harris on attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon.

The same store was robbed back in September, and there was a stabbing in the parking lot last month.

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