Lillington police released surveillance video of the incident.
Around 5:16 a.m. July 8, two - possibly three - men arrived at the store in a dark colored Dodge Charger.
One man wearing a white shirt, blue jean shorts, white gloves, and a black hat went into the store bathroom and then came out, went behind the store counter with a pistol, and held it to the store manager's head.
A second man then came into the store wearing a black shirt, black pants, black gloves, a Jamaican type toboggan hat and glasses, carrying a duffel bag.
They emptied the cash register and took cartons of cigarettes before heading South on Hwy 210/401.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Lillington police (910) 893-3015 or the Harnett County Sheriff's office at (910) 893-9111.