A video still shows the man wanted by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office for an armed robbery at Shop-N-Go in Washington on Tuesday night. Anyone with information is asked to contact Beaufort County Crime Stoppers. (Submitted photo/Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office)

Man wanted for Shop-N-Go robbery

Published 9:53pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person responsible for an armed robbery in Washington on Dec. 11.
At 9:12 p.m. Tuesday, a report was called in from Shop-N-Go, at the intersection of N.C. Highway 171 and Market Street Extension, said a press release from the sheriff’s office. According to the report, the suspect displayed a black-colored handgun while demanding money from the cashier at the store then left the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
“There was one customer in the store when the robbery occurred and thankfully no one was hurt,” said Maj. Kenneth Watson, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
The suspect is described as a light-complexioned black male wearing a dark-colored mask over his most of his face, a dark blue hoodie or coat, dark blue pants, dark gloves and black shoes.
Investigators do not believe Tuesday night’s robbery has any connection to the two armed robberies that took place on River Road in November. The sheriff’s office is asking that anyone with information about this case to contact Beaufort County Crime Stoppers by phone, text or through the Crime Stoppers website. Call 252-974-6400; text a tip anonymously by dialing 274637 on a cellphone and in the body of the message type BCSO131 and the tip; or submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Stoppers website, www.beaufortcountycrimestoppers.com, by following the “Tip Line” link and filling out an online form. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Tipsters do not have to give their name to receive a reward.

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