A gunman held up the Handy Mart at the corner of NC 11 and Davenport Farm Rd. in Pitt County late Monday.
Winterville Police say the gunman forced the clerk to open the register and safe at gunpoint.
The crime was reported at about 10:20 p.m. Monday.
The robber had a white dew rag over his head and a black handkerchief covering his face.
Police this afternoon released surveillance photos of the gunman in last night's robbery and a person of interest.