05/25/12 — Mount Olive police investigate robbery

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Mount Olive police investigate robbery

By Gary Popp
Published in News on May 25, 2012 1:46 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Friendly Mart in Mount Olive was robbed at gunpoint about 2:15 this morning.

A man entered the store at 819 N. Breazeale Ave. with a bandanna covering his face and brandishing a handgun, Mount Olive Police Chief Brian Rhodes said.

There were two employees in the 24-hour convenience store during the robbery, the chief said.

The suspect held the firearm on a clerk as an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the register.

Mount Olive deputies requested the use of a Wayne County K-9 unit to locate the gunman.

The K-9 unit tracked the suspect to a location where it is believed he got in a vehicle and fled.

Rhodes said the investigation has not yet revealed if a second suspect acted as a getaway driver.

He said there is indoor surveillance footage of the suspect and that the investigation is continuing.