The Carteret County Sheriff's Office released a sketch of an armed robbery suspect who ended up getting pepper sprayed by a victim authorities say he had just robbed and pepper-sprayed.
The robbery was May 20th at Gil's Convenience Market & Bar in Newport. Deputies say as the female bartender closed up and locked the outside door she was suddenly pepper sprayed by a white man who attacked her from behind.
Deputies say during the struggle, the bartender was able to fight back and spray the suspect with his own pepper spray. Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers.