CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Halloween Night Armed Robbery

Trick or treaters weren't the only ones dressed up for Halloween Monday night. Craven County deputies say an armed man wearing a hockey mask robbed a convenience store around 10:00 p.m.

It happened at the Handy Mart on Highway 70 in James City. Deputies say the black man wearing the white mask was wearing dark clothing and a hooded sweatshirt. He pointed an automatic handgun at witnesses several times during the robbery.

They say he got away with a small amount of money and the robbery is believed to be connected to an earlier holdup at a Family Dollar in New Bern.

To view the surveillance photo, click on the PHOTOS tab at the top of the story.

Anyone with any information should call Crime Stoppers at 252-633-5141. A reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the gunman.

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  • by Kathy on Nov 2, 2011 at 03:56 AM
    So now what? Put out an APB on Michael Meyers lookalikes?
  • by Funny Location: Interwebz on Nov 1, 2011 at 07:03 PM
    Most robbers like to dress for Halloween. Its a great tradition done by robbers and burglars for eons. Robbery=Halloween time, less you're dumb and don't like Halloween
  • by laura Location: greenville on Nov 1, 2011 at 02:28 PM
    Ok, so getting robbed is always scary no matter when or where it happens...but I would have seriously soiled myself if I were that clerk.
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      by i know on Nov 1, 2011 at 07:54 PM in reply to laura
      i got robbed once by a man with a mask and i saw that mask for years afterward. it was terrifying. find the perp and make him pay for everything, including mental anguish!
  • by JP on Nov 1, 2011 at 01:34 PM
    The way I see it, he really didn't have to wear a mask or a hood. Everybody already knows what he looks like. In fact they all look alike.
  • by Sweatshirt???? Location: ENC on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:51 AM
    Maybe it's me, but that does not look like a sweatshirt does it? Reading the description, and looking at the picture almost gives two different impressions.
  • by ggirl on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:41 AM
    Lord have mercy on the working man/woman
  • by Anon V on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    Easy: it is Michael did he get out of the asylum??
  • by Anonymous on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:12 AM
    should have had gloves on now we know he is black!!!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:11 AM
    stupid people should not breed
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      by Anonymous on Nov 1, 2011 at 04:11 PM in reply to
      Thats all they know how to do.
  • by Susan Location: Washington on Nov 1, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    I stopped in Wal-Greens on my way home last night and there was a person there dressed up. I thought to myself what a good way to get away with robbing a store. Guess someone else thought so to.
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