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SHERIFF: Gunman robs Family Dollar but gets away empty-handed

Sheriff Lemmie Smith says the Family Dollar on Main Street in Hookerton was held up around 9:20...
Sheriff Lemmie Smith says the Family Dollar on Main Street in Hookerton was held up around 9:20 p.m. Monday.(Greene County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Feb. 2, 2021 at 2:11 PM EST
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HOOKERTON, N.C. (WITN) - Authorities in Greene County hope you can help them find an armed robbery.

Sheriff Lemmie Smith says the Family Dollar on Main Street in Hookerton was held up around 9:20 p.m. Monday.

The armed man demanded money from a clerk, but Smith says the robber left empty-handed because the employees were able to lock themselves in the office area.

The gunman was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a Batman logo on the front.

Anyone with information on the robber should call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office 252-747-3411.

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