Man allegedly robs Raleigh store with machete

Derek McPherson (Image courtesy Wake County Sheriff's Office)

January 2, 2013 5:35:03 AM PST
A man is facing charges after he allegedly used a machete to rob a Raleigh Han-Dee Hugo's store in broad daylight.

It happened around 11 a.m. Tuesday on S. New Hope Road.

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Authorities said 32-year-old Derek McPherson was reportedly seen putting on a mask after parking a van behind the Han-Dee Hugo's store.

Nearby officers were called to the scene and spotted McPherson carrying a machete just as he was leaving the business.

Officials told ABC11 that McPherson ran into a nearby wooded area, but officers were able to apprehend him following a brief chase.

No one was injured during the incident.

McPherson is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, and resisting arrest.

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