Overnight Armed Robbery

An armed robber stole cash and a lottery display from a convenience store off I-95 early Wednesday.

Halifax County deputies say the United Food Mart on Highway 561 and Interstate 95 was held up around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

According to a press release, the victims reported that a man wearing a green ski mask and green camouflage shirt and pants used a long barrel handgun to demand money from the store clerk. Deputies reported the man got away with money and a lottery display. The robber was last seen on foot going behind the store.

Anyone with information on the suspect can call the Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444 or the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office at 252-583-8051.

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  • by Where Are The Parents? on Dec 22, 2010 at 05:15 PM
    This is the kind of thing that a good parent can stop. You can't learn it from a book. You can't learn it in school. You can't learn it on the streets. You have to have good parents with high morals & standards.... THEN, they have to spend time teaching the child right from wrong. Sounds simple, yet so many children are taught wrong or not taught at all. It's like parenting 101....everyone should know to do this with their kids. Single parent homes? Foster homes? Institutions? It doesn't matter. Every child should be taught why it's wrong to steal and be "programed" not to steal. If it's instilled in them deep enough, they'll be wonderful citizens when they reach adulthood. If not, once they reach adulthood, it's too late and they spend the rest of their lives in and out of jail/prison (which doesn't teach them either...only teaches more criminal behavior)
  • by Rusty Shackelford Location: Pitt County on Dec 22, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    What an idiot, he'll be caught as soon as he tries to turn one in.
  • by k Location: Washington on Dec 22, 2010 at 08:57 AM
    This man is too stupid. In case you don't know all stores know what tickets are in there store. All they have to do is call the Lottery and they will stop payment on all the tickets. If he does win anything he will get caught when he goes to cash it in. Some people are way to lazy to work and want everything for free!!!!
  • by MIKE Location: HAMILTON on Dec 22, 2010 at 08:57 AM
    Guess he was to stupid to know that the tickets can't be cashed in.Santa isn't coming to see him.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2010 at 06:05 AM
    I guess he won the lottery.

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