Fayetteville police need help IDing dollar store robbery suspect

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Suspect in Fayetteville dollar store robbery (WTVD)

Authorities in Fayetteville are trying to identify a suspect seen on surveillance video during an armed robbery at a Dollar Tree store.

It happened Monday around 9 p.m. at the Dollar Tree on S. Reilly Road.

Police said a man entered the store and went to the cash register as if to purchase items, but then pulled out a pistol and demanded money.

The suspect left with an undetermined amount of cash from the register and fled on foot in an unknown direction, according to officials.

The suspect was described as an African-American man standing 5'06" to 5'09" tall, weighing about 150 pounds, and appeared to be in his late 20s to early 30s. He was last seen wearing all black clothing, large round sunglasses and what was described as a "Rasta" style hat.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact Detective Southerland with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 709-1851 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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