For the second time in three days a Goldsboro convenience store has been robbed at gunpoint. This makes the third robbery at the business since mid-December.
The Pantry on East New Hope Road was robbed Thursday morning around 12:50 a.m. The store was also robbed at 12:40 a.m. Monday morning and back on December 12th.
Goldsboro police don't believe the three robberies are related. Sgt. Dwayne Dean says it's the only convenience store in the Pinewood area that is open 24 hours a day and it's near the edge of the city limits, offering an easy get-a-way for robbers.
In the latest robbery, police say a black man around 20 years old, 6'2'', 150lbs, wearing a black baseball cap, gray hoodie, and a red bandanna across the bridge of his nose entered the store with a handgun and demanded money. He left the area on foot.
Police have increased patrols in the area due to the recent robberies.
A Goldsboro convenience store has been robbed, the second hold up there in about 2 weeks.
Police say the latest robbery happened at the Pantry on East New Hope Road around 12:40 a.m. Monday. That's when police say an armed man with some type of cloth over his face came in and demanded money.
The gunman left, running east on New Hope Road.
The same store was also robbed on December 12th and police don't believe Monday's robbery is related to that one, or several others that happened last week in Goldsboro.