Armed robbery suspect sought in Cumberland County

A suspect flees the scene of an armed robbery in Cumberland County. (Courtesy: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)
August 26, 2013 8:19:50 PM PDT
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office wants residents to be on alert following two recent armed robberies in the Elk Run subdivision, which both happened in the last week.

The first crime happened on Aug. 19 when a woman checking her mailbox was held-up at gunpoint and asked for money. She was unharmed.

"The gentleman jumped out from behind two houses with a gun," said the victim. "His exact words were 'Give me your money. I know you have money.'"

The second crime happened on Aug. 22 when a 17 year old was rearranging cars in his driveway, but this time the victim slapped the gun out of the suspect's hand and ran. The teen ended up getting shot in the leg.

Deputies think the same person committed both crimes. A home surveillance camera captured the suspect as he ran through a nearby yard after one of the robberies.

The suspect in both incidents is described as being a black male, approximately five feet ten inches tall. Authorities say he is very thin, with twists in his hair. It is believed the suspect is in his late teens to early 20s.

Some living in the area say they no longer feel safe.

"I am ready to move," said resident Paul Davis. "We have protection, but we have had people knock on the door at 4 a.m. Our truck has been broke into."

Deputies urge residents to be on the alert.

If you know the person involved, call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at (910) 323-1500.

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