Wayne Co. Small Store Robberies Skyrocket Recently

An increase in armed robberies has police in Goldsboro and Wayne County warning the public to stay vigilant around convenience stores or small family owned stores of any kind.

Lawmen say those robberies have skyrocketed in the last 45 days and released a photo of the suspect in the recent robbery of the Hasty Mart on highway 70 west. Police say the robberies have occurred between the hours of 2pm and 2am.

There has been a single gunman in some cases and also two person teams using a small handgun. The suspects have worn gray hoodies, jackets with "H K" in block letters on the back, or a white hoodie. The suspects have been known to have on red or white shoes.

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