Swansboro man charged in weekend dollar store robbery

HAVELOCK, NC (WITN) - A Swansboro man has been arrested for the weekend robbery of a dollar store here in Eastern Carolina.

Havelock police say Christopher Shingleton is charged with armed robbery.

Police say the 42-year-old Shingleton held up the Family Dollar on West Main Street on Saturday. A man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses came into the store, telling the clerk he had a gun and demanded money.

After getting the cash, the robber left possibly driving a white Nissan Frontier pickup truck.

Police say early on Sunday, they stopped a white Nissan Frontier with three people inside. Shingleton was charged after that traffic stop.

He was jailed without bond and police say additional charges are pending in the case.