Police search for sweepstakes robber

Shorty after midnight Thursday, the suspect entered the Good Luck Sweepstakes on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh (Image courtesy Raleigh Police Department)

July 7, 2012 6:26:38 AM PDT
Raleigh police are searching for a suspect in a Thursday morning robbery at a sweepstakes café.

Police said the man entered the Good Luck Sweepstakes on Capital Boulevard just after midnight and was armed with a handgun.

The suspect demanded cash from an employee and fled the scene on foot.

The man is described as a heavyset, bearded black male with a dark complexion who stands about 6 feet tall. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a red and black checkered button-up shirt, khakis, and a baseball hat.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP.

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